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NAME

       readproc, freeproc  - read information from next /proc/## entry

SYNOPSIS

       #include <proc/readproc.h>

       proc_t* readproc(PROCTAB *PT, proc_t *return_buf);
       void freeproc(proc_t *p);

DESCRIPTION

       readproc  reads the information for the next process matching the criteria specified in PT
       and fills them into a proc_t structure. If return_buf is not NULL, it will use the  struct
       pointed  at by return_buf.  Otherwise it will allocate a new proc_t structure and return a
       pointer to it.  Note that (if so specified in PT) readproc always allocates memory  if  it
       fills in the environ or cmdline parts of proc_t.

       freeproc frees all memory allocated for the proc_t struct *p.

       The  proc_t  structure is defined in <proc/readproc.h>, please look there for a definition
       of all fields.

RETURN VALUE

       readproc returns a pointer to the next proc_t or NULL if there are no more processes left.

SEE ALSO

       openproc(3), readproctab(3), /usr/include/proc/readproc.h, /proc/#pid/,

REPORTING BUGS

       Please send bug reports to ⟨procps@freelists.org