Tomcat on FreeBSD hides command line?

Nick Johnson freebsd at
Thu Jul 8 13:52:06 PDT 2004

You'll see that if (a) you don't own the process or (b) java is swapped


On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Peter Schuller wrote:

> Hello,
> for some reason Tomcat instances on FreeBSD 5.2.1 only show up as '(java)' in
> top/ps (causing problems with scripting). I have not been able to reproduce
> this behavior with anything else other than Tomcat, even if invoked in the
> same context as catalina/tomcat.
> Does anyone know how/why this is done, and is there a way to prevent it? I.e.,
> I want the full /path/to/java arg arg arg to be preserved.
> Thanks!
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