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Is there a way i use the ps --sort option on a linux to display the processes in reverse order based on the process ID or is there another command i can use for this?

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ps ax --sort +pid


ps ax --sort -pid
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If that's the Linux ps command we're discussing,

ps --sort='-pid'
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you can use this also for sorting the pid

ps -ax | sort -n 

ps -ax is for display all process with pid. sort -n for numeric sort

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You can use tac command also

tac command print files in reverse

ps -aux --sort -pid


ps -aux | tac
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