[Wolves] Re: Tags for ps

David Goodwin david at openminds.co.uk
Wed Feb 18 08:29:03 GMT 2004

Aquarius wrote:
> David Goodwin spoo'd forth:
>>Make sure you are running portmap (i.e. "ps -aef | grep portmap" in a 
> Ah, interesting. You see, no-one really knows what the tags to ps
> actually do. So, all, when you want to know if a process is running,
> and you drop to a shell and do "ps <flags> | grep <processname>",
> and you always use the same flags because that's the way you've always
> done it, which flags do you use? David obviously uses "-aef". I myself
> always use "axu" (different flags, no "-"). So what's your ps poison?
> Aq.

I sometimes use "aux" as well. It just depends what mood I'm in.
Although looking at the man page it appears unncessary to do "-aef" as 
"-ef" will suffice.

"auxwww" is also another good one... ( more w's tend to give more stuff )


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