bin/137647: ps(1) output depends on terminals column width when piping or redirecting

brian at FreeBSD.org brian at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 25 08:03:08 UTC 2009


Synopsis: ps(1) output depends on terminals column width when piping or redirecting

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-By: brian
State-Changed-When: Tue Aug 25 07:56:45 UTC 2009
State-Changed-Why: 
I agree with Michael.  ps(1) checks stdout, stderr then stdin to see if
it's a tty, and if none are will set the width to 79.

Scripts should either use pgrep or pkill, or else use ps -ww and also
possibly -o comm or -o command.

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