Subject: Re: What are these references to a /proc directory?
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From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/03/1997 11:45:12
>Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 07:29:27 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Gerald C. Simmons" <>
>I've seen a few references (in /bin/sh's and such) that refer to, and
>are check for things in /proc. What's its purpose and who do I enable

/proc is a SYSVish mechanism for monitoring processes.  You enable it
by adding 'options PROCFS' to your kernel config.

You can probably find more details in mount_proc(8).
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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