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Old 01-16-2006, 05:31 AM   #1
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ps command?

why do when i have opera running and i type ps in konsole i only see bash and ps?
Old 01-16-2006, 05:39 AM   #2
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Try ps aux and see if that helps. Try man ps for in-depth details.

Old 01-16-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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Try this

ps -ux | grep opera

And like Baldrick65 mentioned, read the manual
man ps
ps --help

Greetz, Boby.
Old 01-22-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Ok I see
I have another linux machine in the house. It's running dsl and when I ps, it list all the running process so I think when I ps in slackware it should give me the same result, instead of needing aux
Old 01-22-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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The other box is not using the intended behavior for ps. In "man ps":

By default, ps selects all processes with the same effective user ID
(EUID) as the curent user and associated with the same terminal as the
If you'd like it to work otherwise, you can always create an alias. I'd guess that's what the other box is doing.
Old 01-22-2006, 09:32 PM   #6
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Bash Alias

Its possible your Slackware has a BASH alias setup so when you type 'ps' it translates it to 'ps ax'.

Try typing alias in a terminal window (like konsole).


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