Re: /proc/<pid>/cmdline

James H. Cloos Jr. (
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 01:09:51 -0500

Alex> A brief observation that on my system, cat of
Alex> /proc/<pid>/cmdline gives the cmdline minus spaces between the
Alex> arguments. Is this correct, is my system in need of an upgrade
Alex> somewhere, or is it an error?

The arguments are each null terminated. Try piping cat(1)'s STDOUT to
`tr \\0 \ ' to get spaces, or `tr \\0 \\n' for newlines after each arg.


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