jackster the jackle wrote:
> I want to capture the list of running processes on my computer. I am to
> get all the data into my variable with a simple system call:
> 
> x = `ps -el`
> 
> My problem comes when I want to display the data back out in a legible
> format that makes sense.
> 
> What is the best way to do this?
> 
> thanks
> 
> jackster

You haven't specified what operating system you're using. On *Linux*, 
the "ps" command generates fields separated by whitespace, so some 
simple regex operations will work on them. Other "Unix-like" operating 
systems will not necessarily behave this way.