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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for pargs (opensolaris section 1)

pargs(1)				  User Commands 				 pargs(1)

       pargs - print  process  arguments,  environment	variables,  or auxiliary vector

       pargs [-aceFlx] [pid | core]...

       The  pargs  utility  examines  a target process or process core file and prints arguments,
       environment variables and values, or the process auxiliary vector.

       pargs outputs unprintable characters as escaped octal in the format \xxx, unless the char-
       acter is  one of the characters specified in the "Escape Sequences" section of formats(5),
       in which case the character is  printed as specified in that section.

       pargs attempts to be sensitive to the locale of the target process. If the target  process
       and  the  pargs process do not share a common character encoding, pargs attempts to employ
       the iconv(3C) facility to generate a printable version of the extracted	strings.  In  the
       event that such a conversion is impossible, strings are displayed as 7-bit ASCII.

       The following options are supported:

       -a    Prints process arguments as contained in argv[] (default).

       -c    Treats  strings   in the target process as  though they were encoded in 7-bit ASCII,
	     regardless of the locale of the target. The use of iconv(3C) is suppressed.

       -e    Prints process environment variables and values as pointed at by the _environ symbol
	     or by pr_envp in /proc/pid/psinfo.

       -F    Force. Grabs the target process even if another process has control.

       -l    Displays  the  arguments  as a single command line. The command line is printed in a
	     manner suitable for interpretation by /bin/sh. If the arguments contain  unprintable
	     characters,  or if the target process is in a different locale, a warning message is
	     displayed. The resulting command line might not be interpreted correctly by /bin/sh.

       -x    Prints process auxiliary vector.

       The following operands are supported:

       pid     Process ID list.

       core    Process core file.

       Caution should be exercised when using the -F flag. Imposing two controlling processes  on
       one  victim  process  can lead to chaos. Safety is assured only if the primary controlling
       process, typically a debugger, has stopped the victim process and the primary  controlling
       process is doing nothing at the moment of application of the proc tool in question.

       The following exit values are returned:

       0	   Successful operation.

       non-zero    An  error has occurred (such as no such process, permission denied, or invalid

       /proc/pid/*    Process information and control files.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Evolving			   |

       proc(1), iconv(3C), proc(4), ascii(5), attributes(5), environ(5), formats(5)

SunOS 5.11				   19 Jun 2006					 pargs(1)

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