redhat initscript and ps output format

Declan Moriarty declan.moriarty at
Thu Dec 16 08:34:35 PST 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:28:13 -0600, Duane Cox <duanec at> wrote:
> In redhat 9.0 and some previous releases, and possibly fedora,
> the 'ps' output formats the daemons started by init by wrapping them in
> brackets
> and only displaying the process, it hides all the arguments passed to the
> daemon.
> I am trying to duplicate this with my LFS install, but can't seem to figure
> out how
> the folks at redhat got this to work.
> I have looked over the redhat /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions but couldn't locate
> anything.
> I also installed installed a new procps-3.2.4 on the redhat box and is still
> displays the above formatting.
> Anybody have a clue?

Redhat are known to patch and hack things themselves without
documenting in or submitting patches to the maintainers. It's not
kosher, but it works in Redhat.

     All the Best


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