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Regarding ps command

Recently we have migrated our server from HP UX to LINUX, unfortunately one of our admin script is not working in new LINUX machine

ps -eflxA -o pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep dsjob

dsadm@dstagedev:/scripts/adminscripts:==>ps -eflxA -o pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep dsjob
ERROR: Must set personality to get -x option.
********* simple selection *********  ********* selection by list *********
-A all processes                      -C by command name
-N negate selection                   -G by real group ID (supports names)
-a all w/ tty except session leaders  -U by real user ID (supports names)
-d all except session leaders         -g by session OR by effective group name
-e all processes                      -p by process ID
                                      -q by process ID (unsorted & quick)
T  all processes on this terminal     -s processes in the sessions given
a  all w/ tty, including other users  -t by tty
g  OBSOLETE -- DO NOT USE             -u by effective user ID (supports names)
r  only running processes             U  processes for specified users
x  processes w/o controlling ttys     t  by tty
*********** output format **********  *********** long options ***********
-o,o user-defined  -f full            --Group --User --pid --cols --ppid
-j,j job control   s  signal          --group --user --sid --rows --info
-O,O preloaded -o  v  virtual memory  --cumulative --format --deselect
-l,l long          u  user-oriented   --sort --tty --forest --version
-F   extra full    X  registers       --heading --no-heading --context
                    ********* misc options *********
-V,V  show version      L  list format codes  f  ASCII art forest
-m,m,-L,-T,H  threads   S  children in sum    -y change -l format
-M,Z  security data     c  true command name  -c scheduling class
-w,w  wide output       n  numeric WCHAN,UID  -H process hierarchy

Please help me to resolve this issue.
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Last edited by jim mcnamara; 09-08-2015 at 06:29 AM..
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I think this may be what you see -
From ps(1) - Linux manual page

 Note that "ps -aux" is distinct from "ps aux".  The POSIX and UNIX
       standards require that "ps -aux" print all processes owned by a user
       named "x", as well as printing all processes that would be selected
       by the -a option.  If the user named "x" does not exist, this ps may
       interpret the command as "ps aux" instead and print a warning.  This
       behavior is intended to aid in transitioning old scripts and habits.
       It is fragile, subject to change, and thus should not be relied upon.

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I tried below option.

==>ps -eo pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep DSD.RUN | grep -v grep
13300 13290 dscmr    S 186288    04:26:44 phantom DSD.RUN Seq_To_Check_Script. 0/50/0/0/0/0/0/

I am getting expected output, also i would like to add %CPU.

Please help on this
# 4  
Originally Posted by akshu.agni
==>ps -eo pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep DSD.RUN | grep -v grep

instead of

... | grep program | grep -v grep

better use

... | grep [p]rogram

which saves one "grep".

for the "%CPU" have a look at the man-page of the ps-command. The "-o"-option is of the form "-o field1,field2,field3,...", so you just have to find out the suitable field name (different from system to system, you have to look for yourself) and put it there at some place where it suits you.

I hope this helps.

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Hi All,

I used below code working according to my requirement, thanks for guiding me.

ps axo pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep DSD.RUN | grep -v grep

0.0 1152 1141 dsvsd S 186360 51:44 phantom DSD.RUN Seq_To_Check_Script. 0/50/0/0/0/0/0/
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Originally Posted by akshu.agni
Hi All,

I used below code working according to my requirement, thanks for guiding me.

ps axo pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep DSD.RUN | grep -v grep

As i told you in the last post, this:

ps axo pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep [D]SD.RUN

Would do the same with one program call less.

I hope this helps.

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# 7  
Even better with the [ ] in quotes!
And in case the dot is a real dot, this one should be the one in [ ]
ps axo pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep "DSD[.]RUN"

ps -eo pcpu,pid,ppid,user,state,vsz,etime,args | grep "DSD[.]RUN"

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