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# 1  
Old 09-27-2002
`ps` command truncating text

I have some processes that show a long file path as part of the process name and the process name gets truncated off.

Does anyone know how to get the full output from the `ps`command so that I can see the whole process name?
# 2  
Old 09-27-2002
It might not matter but what OS?

Try first setting your term window to wrap and possibly 132 characters. If none of this works - you could send the output to a file and vi it (if your really wanting to see the output).
# 3  
Old 09-27-2002
The OS is HP-UX 11.0.

I've tried sending the output to a file and it still gets truncated. I've noticed in the man page that there is a -o option that will allow me to specify certain columns but it only works with XPG4. I don't know what XPG4 is or how I use it.
# 4  
Old 09-27-2002
I jumped on a HP server and saw the same problem. I set my TERM to vt100 and then the line wrapped.

sh or ksh

$ export TERM=vt100
or
$ TERM=vt100; export TERM

csh
setenv TERM vt100
# 5  
Old 09-27-2002
How long is the pathname?
Quote:
Only a subset of the command line is saved by the kernel; as much of the command line will be displayed as is available.
As for XPG4...
Quote:
Refer to the UNIX95 variable under EXTERNAL INFLUENCES for addition information on XPG4 behavior.
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.
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UNIX95 specifies to use the XPG4 behavior for the command.
# 6  
Old 09-27-2002
The command line is apparently longer than 40 characters. I can't see just how long the command line is because it is running from a large batch in the middle of the night and I don't know exactly the commands that are being called. (That's what I'm trying to find out).

Thank you for your reply. I guess I'll have to figure out another way.
# 7  
Old 09-27-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by keelba
The command line is apparently longer than 40 characters.
If you are only getting 40 characters, something else is wrong. I am getting 60 characters. I actually expected a few more characters. /usr/include/sys/pstat.h sets PST_CLEN at 64. I assume that includes a terminating null, so I should be able to see 63 characters. I don't know where my other 3 characters went. Smilie
 

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