ps options

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sat Nov 10 19:46:38 PST 2007

In the last episode (Nov 10), Chuck Robey said:
> I have spent all the time I can stand, going over the ps man page, but I 
> can't see any option to get a hierarchical listing.  I mean, where the 
> listings are sorted to where parents come before children, and the children 
> get indentation, so you can see at a glance what's running more easily.  
> It's a standard thing on many OSes, and I was sorta hoping it'd be 
> available on FreeBSD.  Maybe under a different name?

It's usually a separate command (ptree on Solaris for example).  Try
the sysutils/pstree port.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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