sorting PID in decreasing order using ps?

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sorting PID in decreasing order using ps?

I am trying to sort the output in decreasing order of the process ID while using the ps command. I am having trouble doing this using the --sort part of ps.

Also I was wondering if anyone knows what the "S" stands for under the process's status code?
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Does this do it for you:

ps -elf|sort -k 4nr,4

The S means that it is interruptible (waiting for an event to complete). The ps man page probably lists all of them.
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Yes this does work! thank you, but is there anyway I can do a simpler approach using ps --sort some how?
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You could use --sort -pid, which sorts on pid in reverse order, but if your script needs to be portable you should stick with piping it to sort instead.

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