Just in case this helps someone else — most people are here because they have some stopped processes that they started, backgrounded via the shell maybe. I needed to find processes, as root, stopped by other users, for which variants on the
jobs command won’t do.
A bit of digging around with
man ps got me to this:
ps -a -o pid,user,cmd,state | grep 'T$'
-a flag says show all processes, then
-o controls output, what info will be shown about each process. I’m choosing
cmd (the command line), and
state, which is the process state.
PROCESS STATE CODES Here are the different values that the s, stat and state output specifiers (header "STAT" or "S") will display to describe the state of a process: D uninterruptible sleep (usually IO) R running or runnable (on run queue) S interruptible sleep (waiting for an event to complete) T stopped, either by a job control signal or because it is being traced W paging (not valid since the 2.6.xx kernel) X dead (should never be seen) Z defunct ("zombie") process, terminated but not reaped by its parent
so finally I pipe it to
grep T$ which says, show me all the processes that have T in the last column.
And then I have a nice list of all the processes from different users that are in the stopped state.
$ ps -a -o pid,user,cmd,state | grep 'T$' 865 joson74+ python T 885 joson74+ sh -c less T 886 joson74+ less T 1014 minames+ python3.4 -i /home/minames T 5352 MooKo nano stdio.h T 7851 harry tmux attach T 12083 harry tmux attach T 13495 gorylla+ python3.4 -i /home/gorylla1 T 18009 conr1d vim T 19664 enythin+ python T 24906 wardlist python T