ps oddity

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Thu Feb 1 23:27:35 UTC 2007

Andrew Falanga wrote:
> Hi,
> A couple of months ago I wrote a daemon process that opens up 
> connections on TCP and listens for incoming data (that ultimately ends up in a database).
> Now, when I was writing it, I was debugging and what not under my own user
> id.  However, the program now runs as root because it's started
> automatically when the system comes up at boot time.

How exactly?

> Now, here's the strange part.  When running under my user id, even in 
> daemon mode, ps -aux | grep <user> would show me the daemon process.  However, now
> that it's running as root, it doesn't.  Why is that?  The only way I've 
> been able to tell that it's running is by using sockstat.

What about `ps -aux | grep program_name`?


PS > Random .sig, NP.

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