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Is there any difference between D, Ds and D+ status of process from the ps output

$ ps -e -o pid,stat,comm,wchan=WIDE-WCHAN-COLUMN | grep D
  PID STAT COMMAND         WIDE-WCHAN-COLUMN
12987 D+   du              o2net_send_message_vec

I understand D stands for Disk Sleep. Want to know D+, Ds and what do they stand for?

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  • The command man ps is your friend.
    – user9517
    Jun 19, 2013 at 20:59
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    Yes. I should have done man ps thoroughly. I see the explanations there. Thanks. Jun 19, 2013 at 21:15

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  • D - uninterruptable sleep
  • + - in foreground process group
  • s - a session leader

These are for the BSD style ps command.

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