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Old 03-21-2013
ps output truncated

Hi,

I have Solaris-10 server. /usr/ucb/ps auxww is showing full path if I am running it from root. But if I run it from non-root user, its output is truncated. I don't want to use any other alternate command.
Please suggest, what can be its solution.
Terminal is set to term.

Last edited by solaris_1977; 03-21-2013 at 01:38 AM..
# 2  
Old 03-21-2013
Any chance running different executable?
Do you run command as /usr/ucb/ps or as ps?

What happens if you save the ps output to a file, and then look at the saved file with an editor?
# 3  
Old 03-21-2013
I want to use only this command, as some other script is calling this, o do not want to change it.
I am running /usr/ucb/ps auxww
If I save it to file (from non root user), still output is truncated.
# 4  
Old 03-21-2013
My only suggestion is to double-check.

Code:
$ /usr/ucb/ps auxww
.....
$ su -
Password:
# /usr/ucb/ps auxww
.....

I take it you have already done this, that the whole point you are writing is because you are sure the output is different. If that is the case, I guess I'm stumped. Anyone else?
# 5  
Old 03-21-2013
Yes, I am giving correct and full path in root as well as non root
PHP Code:
/usr/ucb/ps auxww 
Still it is truncted.
# 6  
Old 03-21-2013
solaris - Getting around truncated "ps" - Stack Overflow

It seems that processes you can NOT kill are truncated. It seems no way around this for this particular version of ps command.
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Old 03-21-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by solaris_1977
I have Solaris-10 server. /usr/ucb/ps auxww is showing full path if I am running it from root. But if I run it from non-root user, its output is truncated.
That is the expected/designed behavior.
Quote:
I don't want to use any other alternate command.
Outside temporarily raising your privileges (sudo/pfexec/sbit), there is no way to overcome this limitation which is a security measure.

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