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Old 06-06-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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from kernel data structures ?

Hi ,

How do I get the following info of a process
from kernel data structures ?

1. command line ,
2. current working directory ,
3. environment ,
4. executed command ,
5. root directory.

I know these can be obtained from the proc . But how do I get from kernel data structures ?

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I doubt if you can get such info directly from the kernel, especially not in a portable way. The whole point of the proc filesystem is to export such information to userspace, in the absence of any other method.
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