I'm interested in looking at the memory of a process (running 'strings' on
it.) I expected that '/proc/[nnn]/mem' would be the logical choice to
give me the process image, but it doesn't let me.
If I run 'cat /proc/1/mem' as root, I get an ESRCH. Ditto trying to read
any other process.
If, instead I run 'cat /proc/self/mem', I get EACCES if I'm root or a
If /proc/[nnn]/mem isn't the way to get this information, and it only
gives errors, what good is it?
This seems true for both:
Linux version 2.0.38 (root@qwe1) (gcc version 22.214.171.124)
#2 Thu Aug 26 16:35:52 EDT 1999
Linux version 2.2.16 (root@wilson) (gcc version 2.95.2 20000313 (Debian
GNU/Linux)) #18 SMP Mon Jun 12 23:22:31 EDT 2000
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