Problem to track process IDs in HP-UX machine

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# 1  
Old 01-30-2008
Problem to track process IDs in HP-UX machine

Hello All,

I need to track the exact process ID related to a particular application running on HP-UX machine. i.e. the exact functionality of fuser unix command.
fuser application.log // It gives the exact process ID for application.log
Since there is no provision for 'fuser' in HP-UX machine, please help me how I can achieve the same functionality.

Thanks & Regards
# 2  
Old 01-30-2008
Originally Posted by abhishek0071
Since there is no provision for 'fuser' in HP-UX machine, please help me how I can achieve the same functionality.
Hmmm...maybe this command?
# 3  
Old 01-31-2008
Thnx Perderabo for your quick response.
But the problem is I don't have permission for fuser command. That is why I am in problem. That is why while using /usr/sbin/fuser it is giving me error "Permission denied".
So what I want to do is to write a script using some command like ps -ef etc. and get the exact output as fuser produce.
For example : fuser application.log OUTPUT- 21235 (i.e. PID)
Similarly I want to perform this using ps command or set of commands. Is there any way to do it ?

Waiting for your response.......

Thanks & Regards
# 4  
Old 01-31-2008
No, ps does not have enough info. If lsof is installed on your system it may work for you. But lsof is not part of HP-UX and you cannot install it unless you are root.
# 5  
Old 01-31-2008
I know ps command is not enough as I have tried a lot. Also you can consider me as a user.
I am not a root and hence for fuser I don't have permission and searching for the alternatives.
Can you please suggest me any as this is really important !!

Thnx for your assistance
# 6  
Old 02-01-2008
I remember seing some issues due to a security patch...removing permissions on some commands...
So my point of vue is if you were not allowed to use fuser (I found a box like that...) the message would be: cannot execute:

ra:/opt/java/bin $ fuser -cu /opt
/usr/bin/ksh: fuser: cannot execute
ra:/opt/java/bin $ ll /usr/sbin/fuser
-r-xr--r-- 1 bin bin 24576 Aug 3 2000 /usr/sbin/fuser
ra:/opt/java/bin $ exit
ra:/opt/java/bin $ cd
ra:/home/vbe $ cp /usr/sbin/fuser .
ra:/home/vbe $ ll fuser
-r-xr--r-- 1 vbe bin 24576 Feb 1 15:32 fuser
ra:/home/vbe $ fuser -cu /opt
/opt: 3738mto(root) 3116mt(root) 3729mto(root) 3225mto(lp) 29018mcto(ratel) 3259mto(root) 3263mto(root) 3733mto(root) 3588mt(root) 3301mto(root) 3354mt(root) 3687co(nursery) 527mcto(omv) 3392mto(root) 3724mto(root) 3712mto(root) 3741mto(root) 4289mcto(omv) 3755mto(root) 4281mcto(omv) 27936c(ratel) 5320mto(root) 16447c(ratel) 7269mto(root) 4808mct(root) 5332mto(root) 5333mto(root) 1435mt(root) 29005c(ratel) 28971c(vbe) 14287c(vbe) 26547c(ratel) 28972c(vbe) 21845c(ratel) 14305mt(vbe) 1947co(nursery)

ra:/home/vbe $

So I wonder if it isnt more on the filesystem you have no rights...
# 7  
Old 02-02-2008
Thanks for your response vbe, but still the problem exists. On copying the executable file /usr/sbin/fuser to my home directory and then giving all permissions, it says
bash: fuser: command not found.
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