Subject: Re: ps | more Options please
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Chris Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/15/2005 09:48:59
Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> Hello List,
> the command ps lacks Options like -A , -f which is usually used under SunOS,
> but have been adopted to various other unix-like OS'. 
> Is it possibly to integrate these Options in NetBSD ?
> -snip--ps man page SunOS 5.9 ---
> -A    Lists information for all processes. Identical to  -e,
> -e    Lists information about every process now running.
>       below.
> -f    Generates a full listing. (See below for  significance
>            of columns in a full listing.)
> -j    Prints session ID and process group ID.
> ---snap--

   You're comparing apples and oranges here.  The Sunos 5.x
ps is a system-V ps.  It's options are not like the
options for BSD style ps commands.

   Read the man page carefully for ps on NetBSD.  You'll
find the same information is available, just the command
line options to ps are totally different, and the exact
format of the output is slightly different.

                      - Chris