How to get process name from PID?


 
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Old 10-09-2013
How to get process name from PID?

HI,

i used
Code:
ps -ef | grep 3539052 | grep -v grep

and i got a output like ths
Code:
root  3539052  3407918   0   May 07      - 709:31 /usr/sbin/syslogd

but what i need is instead of full path /usr/sbin/syslogd i want only the process name that is 'syslogd' here.

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-09-2013 at 07:41 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples
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Old 10-09-2013
Code:
echo $(basename $(ps -ef | grep 3539052 | grep -v grep|awk '{print $8}'))

Should do the trick

Last edited by sea; 10-09-2013 at 06:20 AM.. Reason: code fix
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Old 10-09-2013
thanks sea....its workin for me
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Old 10-09-2013
This should work in AIX (although only able to test is on BSD and RHEL):
Code:
ps -p 3539052 -o comm=

For example:
Code:
[root@ns1 /]# ps -ef | grep [1]471
root      1471     1  0 08:02 ?        00:00:00 /sbin/rsyslogd -i /var/run/syslogd.pid -c 5
[root@ns1 /]# ps -p 1471 -o comm=
rsyslogd

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