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# 1  
Old 10-30-2009
Typo in man file??

Hi is it me or is there a typo in the Sun Solaris man page for ps. I thought the option for listing a process by PID was just -p but on the clearcase server at work it reads: -

Code:
     -ps proclist
           Lists only process data whose process ID  numbers  are
           given in proclist.

Is this correct or a typo?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 10-30-2009
Hi.

On my Solaris it says:

Quote:
-p proclist
Lists only process data whose process ID
numbers are
given in proclist.
Using -ps shows the usage.

So I would agree with you that it is either a) a typo; or b) you're using a version other than mine (5.10 Generic_127128-11) for which the usage is different.
# 3  
Old 10-30-2009
'man ps' on Solaris 5.9:
Code:
SYNOPSIS
     ps [-aAcdefjlLPy] [-g grplist] [-n namelist]  [-o format]...
     [-p proclist]   [-s sidlist]   [-t term]   [-u uidlist]   [-
     U uidlist] [-G gidlist]

     -ps proclist
           Lists only process data whose process ID  numbers  are
           given in proclist.

I'd say it's a typo.
# 4  
Old 10-30-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by solaris_user
Following the posted link...:
Code:
PS(1)			      Linux User's Manual			 PS(1)

I don't believe that was the OP's question...
# 5  
Old 10-30-2009
# 6  
Old 10-30-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by solaris_user
ps(1) - report process status (man pages section 1: User Commands) - Sun Microsystems

sorry
We were not debating whether it was in the man page or not, but whether it actually does anything.

And we seemed to have agreed that it doesn't, and is therefore a typo (in the man page).

It's neither in the man page on my Solaris server, nor does it work.

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