finding idle time of a process

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Originally Posted by Krrishv
when i executing i get the below error. mine is a HP UX box.

crypto $ ./ 4722
/bin/ps: illegal option -- o
usage: /bin/ps [-edaxzflP] [-u ulist] [-g glist] [-p plist] [-t tlist] [-R prmgroup] [-Z psetidlist]
4722 has been idle for -n
./[28]: -n: bad number
I dont have an HP UX box with me to crosscheck. See if you have any other ps version's installed on your box. And see if it has the -o flag supported.
# 9  
Nope it doesn't support -o option..nyother way...
# 10  
TTY=$($PS -o tty4 -o $PID)
# 11  
could you please let me know what does the -o option does there so that i can find any equallant option available in HP-Ux
# 12  
aju thnx for your post actually -o option is not there in HP-UX at all...
# 13  
i think i have to use this is that right..

The controlling terminal for the process. The
tty : default heading for this column is TT if -o is
specified and TTY otherwise.
# 14  
i got it buddies shoud be like this

TTY=$($PS tty4 -o $PID)

no -o after ps and now if i execute the script it says like this.

crypto $ ./ 4722
sed: /pts\/ 4560 pts/0 0:00 bksm is not a recognized function.
4722 has been idle for

could u pls check vino.
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