Talk:Ps (Unix)

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This article is seems to miss it's target of a general reader, and talks about so many options as to be somewhat confusing. The ps command is one that is used so often, that it should have a clearer introduction, before going into more advanced options like -e -f, and aux. --Unixguy 12:25, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I wouldn't call those "advanced" at all. Using ps in any way other than "ps -ef" (or "ps aux" on non-UNIX systems) is advanced. Beginners just memorize "ps -ef", then maybe pipe it through grep or awk. AlbertCahalan 04:02, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

What does ps stand for?[edit]

Does ps stand for processes? 16@r 22:08, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

ps stands for process status, as far as I know. --Unixguy 17:00, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Or process or processes status or processes statuses ... ;-) Maikel 11:10, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

ps without options[edit]

OK, so ps -ef shows "every" process in its "full" informational glory. But what does ps without options actually do? On my system it just displays two running processes, BASH and ps. Why are those two displayed and not the others? Thanks. Maikel 11:15, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Only that processes are displayed because ps displays only processes asociated to the current terminal by default. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:24, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

This link in the article is broken: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:32, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

More examples[edit]

Could some knowledgeable user(s) add more examples please? examples from experienced users are much appreciated. thanks.--Alnokta (talk) 13:08, 4 June 2008 (UTC)