Favorite ps command?
randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Oct 16 11:36:40 PDT 2005
Richard A Downing wrote these words on 10/16/05 13:27 CST:
> I've been typing 'ps ax' for so long I can't remember now why, or when,
> I started doing it - it's become my standard way of finding out what's
> going on. I think I may have started using it on UNIX SVR4 in the '80's
> but it might even be earlier than that.
> What do you use? And why? Am I alone in having this perverted view of
> our favorite process status lister?
I started using 'ps -ef' in the late 80's as a UNIX sysadmin on
HP-UX, AIX and SCO. Been using it ever since. To me, it is much more
informative than '-ax'. Shows who owns the process and when it was
started among other things.
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