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extraneous 'I' in ps output
- From: "J.D. Laub" <cygwin at laubster dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 08:42:22 -0700
- Subject: extraneous 'I' in ps output
- Organization: The Psychiatric Ward of Terrors
Here's a simple test case that shows the behavior I'm seeing:
$ dummy=`ps > /tmp/foo`
$ cat /tmp/foo
PID PPID PGID WINPID TTY UID STIME COMMAND
I 1268 1 1268 1268 con 12917 07:42:04 /usr/bin/bash
1388 1268 1268 1388 con 12917 07:42:19 /usr/bin/bash
1408 1388 1408 1332 con 12917 07:42:20 /usr/bin/ps
Anytime ps is called from command substitution, an 'I' gets
prepended to the line for the top shell.
I'm running install 18.104.22.168 on windoze2k which in running under
vmware hosted by deadrat8.0.
Due dilligence: I tried a fresh install of all of cygwin; same
results. Nothing jumping out from the FAQ. A search of the mail
archives on "ps" returned 0 hits (?!). There's no manpage for ps.
The online user guide doesn't mention that the floating 'I' should
be there. Google turned up nothing obvious. ps isn't in its own
package, and I can't find docs on where to look to find out in which
package it was delivered. procps looked promising, so I installed
source for it as well as gdb, make, and gcc, but the build fails
with 'TIOCGWINSZ undeclared'. Any other suggestions are most
welcome; I tend to prefer helping myself in an effort to minimizing
list noise, but I've run out of ideas.
J.D. Laub (Laubster) |"Your leg's too long / Your skull's too strong /
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