processx: Execute and Control System Processes

Tools to run system processes in the background. It can check if a background process is running; wait on a background process to finish; get the exit status of finished processes; kill background processes. It can read the standard output and error of the processes, using non-blocking connections. 'processx' can poll a process for standard output or error, with a timeout. It can also poll several processes at once.

Version: 3.5.2
Imports: ps (≥ 1.2.0), R6, utils
Suggests: callr (≥ 3.2.0), cli, codetools, covr, curl, debugme, parallel, testthat, withr
Published: 2021-04-30
Author: Gábor Csárdi ORCID iD [aut, cre, cph], Winston Chang [aut], RStudio [cph, fnd], Mango Solutions [cph, fnd]
Maintainer: Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: processx results


Reference manual: processx.pdf
Package source: processx_3.5.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-UCRT:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): processx_3.5.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): processx_3.5.2.tgz, r-oldrel: processx_3.5.2.tgz
Old sources: processx archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: asciicast, AzureContainers, babelwhale, bigchess, callr, cloudml, dynwrap, eplusr, giftwrap, gwpcormapper, memes, mlflow, osmgeosample, pagedown, pak, pingr, pkgcache, pkgdepends, proffer, qsub, quarto, rbi, regexTestR, repana, rgee, rhub, Rsagacmd, sarsop, stockfish, tensorflow, testthat, tmuxr, uncoverappLib, virtuoso, ViSEAGO, wdman, xopen
Reverse suggests: altair, AzureStor, blogdown, cli, cmdfun, dragon, ggseg3d, golem, InterCellar, languageserver, liteq, multiSight, orderly, plotly, ps, ReviewR, rscala, tfdeploy, universalmotif, vaultr, vegawidget, zip


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