I've been exploring various options, such as the
/format flag, however it appears that sorting is only possible in XML or HTML output. I would like to sort within command prompt itself. It seems that even TaskList cannot do this (and I would prefer to use wmic since it seems to perform faster).
An example of a command to run would be
wmic process get name,processid,workingsetsize. Processes appear to be sorted by processid, but it would make much more sense (in my use case, at least) to sort by name or memory usage (
As requested, here's an example wmic process table output:
Name ProcessId WorkingSetSize
System Idle Process 0 20480
System 4 765952
smss.exe 384 393216
csrss.exe 500 2850816
wininit.exe 596 774144
csrss.exe 612 6230016
winlogon.exe 672 2023424
services.exe 696 7192576
lsass.exe 704 9814016
svchost.exe 820 5287936
svchost.exe 872 7454720
atiesrxx.exe 936 1028096
Obviously, process lists can get very long, so I've cut it off there.
@ECHO OFF SETLOCAL FOR /f "delims==" %%i IN ('set $ 2^>nul') DO SET "%%i=" FOR /f "delims=" %%i IN ('wmic process get Name^, ProcessId^, WorkingSetSize ') DO ( IF DEFINED $0 ( SET wss=%%i CALL SET wss=0000000000000000000%%wss:~60%% CALL SET wss=%%wss: =%% CALL SET wss=$%%wss:~-20%% CALL SET %%wss%%=%%i ) ELSE (SET $0=%%i) ) FOR /f "tokens=1*delims==" %%i IN ('set $') DO ECHO(%%j
This should do your sort.
The sticking points are: the
WMIC command requires commas between fieldnames. These need to be escaped in the
All environment variables starting "$" are first deleted, then each line of
WMIC is processed. The first line (the header) is saved in
$0 then each line is saved in
The trick here is that SIZE in the listing is not only left-justified by space-padded, hence the string of zeroes is first prefixed to the contents of the workingsetsize column which probably actually begins in column 62 - but column 61 is a space. "60" is used since the substring facility counts from column 0, not column 1.
Then each space is replaced by [nothing], stripping out the trailing spaces (also conveniently, the space from col 61)
The last 20 characters from the resultant string form a leading-zero-filled version of the workingsetsize column.
prepend a $ to tha, and set the resultant variable to the contents of the line that generated it
Finally, listing the contents of the
$ variables produces the required list in the required order.
Note that the claims that the
WMIC process output described is in order whatever is erroneous. Closer examination would reveal that it is not in order of ProcessID - either alphabetically (since that column is also left-justified) or alphabetically.
OK - revised version, should auto-adjust to width of process-name column:
@ECHO OFF SETLOCAL FOR /f "delims==" %%i IN ('set $ 2^>nul') DO SET "%%i=" SET /A COUNT=0 FOR /f "delims=" %%i IN ('wmic process get Name^, ProcessId^, WorkingSetSize ') DO ( IF DEFINED $0 ( SET wss=%%i CALL %%lopcmd%% CALL SET wss2=%%wss2: =%% SET /A COUNT+=1 CALL SET wss=$%%wss2:~-20%%%%COUNT%% CALL SET %%wss%%=%%i ) ELSE (SET $0=%%i&set/a wsscol=0&CALL :findcol&SET $0=%%i) ) FOR /f "tokens=1*delims==" %%i IN ('set $') DO ECHO(%%j GOTO :eof :findcol IF "%$0:~0,1%"=="W" SET lopcmd=CALL SET wss2=0000000000000000000%%wss:~%wsscol%%%&GOTO :eof SET $0=%$0:~1% SET /a wsscol+=1 GOTO findcol
No substantial changes - just calculate the width required by locating the "W" in the header and establishing an appropriate command to set the variable ready for processing...and which has to executed using the
CALL %%var%% method...
Minor edit: introducing COUNT to distinguish between lines with identical workingsetsizes.
Count is simply extends the variable-name used for sorting and makes the name unique.
This might work on the command line (depends on Windows version, without any warranty!):
(for /f "delims=" %i in ('wmic process get Name^, ProcessId^, WorkingSetSize ') do @set "wss=%i" &call set "wss=%wss:~0,35%%wss:~-12%"&call echo(%wss%) | more +1 | sort /+35
Is this any use to you? It works in Win 8 to provide a list of processes sorted by memory usage.
tasklist /nh |sort /+65
I used Peter's technique here but returned the data in CSV format, which is easier to parse for a batch file in "PID, WorkingSetSize, Name" format sorted on the size column.
@ECHO OFF SETLOCAL FOR /f "delims==" %%i IN ('set $ 2^>nul') DO SET "%%i=" FOR /f "skip=2 tokens=2-4 delims=," %%a IN ('cmd /c "wmic process get Name, ProcessId, WorkingSetSize /format:csv" ') DO ( SET wss=0000000000000000000%%c CALL SET $%%wss:~-20%%=%%b,%%c,%%a ) FOR /f "tokens=1*delims==" %%i IN ('set $') DO ECHO(%%j pause
I understand your question and this works just fine for me on Windows 10:
wmic process list get name, version |sort or wmic process list status |sort or wmic process list io |sort
Expounding upon Foxidrive's answer, this works with tasklist also:
tasklist /nh | sort
and no need for the /+65 (thanks for that info foxidrive)
"tasklist" on Windows 10 will do this also:
tasklist /nh /fo table or tasklist /fo list or tasklist /nh |sort