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matlolhg 10-06-2010 05:33 AM

good day friends
ps -ef | grep -i what does it axactly searching for? i understand grep -i command does search for a certain word and ignores the cap locks or the format for that word but what i want to understand is what does this ps -ef looking for.

sohail0399 10-06-2010 05:41 AM

Try command man like:

man ps


man grep

it will give you details of commands and all swithces.

Nylex 10-06-2010 05:45 AM

Also, please use thread title that describe your question/problem (as you're requested to when posting a new thread). Doing so will help attract people who can help.

onebuck 10-06-2010 06:51 AM


Welcome to LQ!

In addition to what Nylex said: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.

Just a few links to aid you in gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual

Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

matlolhg 10-07-2010 04:30 AM


thanks a lot, It rilly helped. chao!!

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