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Old 09-09-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
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How to determine who the process' owner* is?


I am currently working on the set guid property and I am not able to determine who the process' owner* of a given process is.

Neither the kde console guard nor the ps command seems to give any indication on who the process' owner* is.

My question is as follows: what is the command that allows to determine who the owner* of a given process is?


*(according to documentation below.)

I quote LPI Linux Certification In A Nutshell (O'Reilly): "Normally the user who launches a program owns the resulting process. However, if an executable file has its SUID bit set, the file's owner owns the resulting process, no matter who launched it."
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just use the "u" flag with ps
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Old 09-09-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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Use "ps u"

gary 6753 0.3 0.4 9952 2272 pts/2 Ss 11:20 0:00 /bin/bash
gary 6761 0.0 0.1 3472 736 pts/2 R+ 11:20 0:00 ps u

or "ps aux" to get all the processes on the system. You can also use grep to find the process you want. So if you have started process called "job123" you would type "ps aux | grep job123"

I hope that helps.
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stat -c %U $0


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