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Old 02-07-2011
ps command syntax

I use hp HP-UX.
I want to get vsz of the process .
What is the syntax ...
/run>ps -help
ps: illegal option -- h
ps: option requires an argument -- p
usage: ps [-edaxzflP] [-u ulist] [-g glist] [-p plist] [-t tlist] [-R prmgroup] [-Z psetidlist]

Last edited by vbe; 02-07-2011 at 10:40 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 02-07-2011
You need to tell the shell you want UNIX95 syntax:
UNIX95= ps -efo vsz,ruser,pid,ppid,args...

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Old 02-08-2011
Originally Posted by vbe
You need to tell the shell you want UNIX95 syntax:
UNIX95= ps -efo vsz,ruser,pid,ppid,args...

"-o" option is not support . Please advice other :

/run>ps -eo vsz
ps: illegal option -- o
usage: ps [-edaxzflP] [-u ulist] [-g glist] [-p plist] [-t tlist] [-R prmgroup] [-Z psetidlist]
/run>uname -a
HP-UX XXXXXX B.11.11 U 9000/800 2311410363 unlimited-user license

# 4  
Old 02-09-2011
To use the XPG4 version of "ps" in HP-UX you need to precede the command with "UNIX95= ". The space after the equals sign is important.

UNIX95= ps -eo vsz

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