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15.2.2 Finding out about processes

The system initializes a number of processes on startup. These processes are specified by *initial-processes*.

The current process is specified by *current-process*. A list of all the current processes is returned by list-all-processes and the number of them is returned by processes-count. The function ps is analogous to the UNIX command ps , and returns a list of the processes in the system, ordered by priority.

To find a process when you know its name, use get-process. To find the name, when you have the process, use process-name. The variable *process-initial-bindings* specifies the variables that are initially bound in a process.

LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 21 Dec 2011