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Old 04-17-2012
Question Display full command (including options) information in running

Suppose I am a Unix user, not a root.

I can see all commands in running by ps -elf, or some similar commands. Such commands may be submit by other Unix users.
Is there a way that I can display those commands with their full parameters/options. For example, I can see a user is running "ls" command. But I am not sure the options he used. His actual commands may be in a form of ls -al. How can I see this detail?

Best regards,

Last edited by happy_lotus; 04-18-2012 at 05:57 AM..
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Old 04-17-2012
Please use a normal size font for your posts. (... there is an Edit facility).

Please post what Operating System and version you have and what Shell you use.
There is a lot of variation in the ps command syntax, and some unixes even come with more than one version of ps.
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Old 04-17-2012
ps -ef e.g. will show all processes - long format...
lets say a user typed ls -al| more , what would you see? How many processes? Do you see the difficulty in answering your question?
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Old 04-18-2012
Thanks. Methyl and vbe. I ran the following command. Sorry for my large fonts.

uname -a
It says:
Linux AWSKPC01.uk.GSK.COM 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Dec 17 11:41:38 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I understand now it is difficult to obtain full information. Thank you both anyway.
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