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Re: ps questions --
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:15:44 -0500
- Subject: Re: ps questions --
- References: <201212160346.qBG3kOEo007681@expert.ics.purdue.edu>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:46:24PM -0500, Paul Townsend wrote:
>message, I found
>- Two changes in the `ps -W' output. `ps -W' now prints all processes on
> the machine when running under an (elevated) administrator account,
> not only the processes in the current session.
>Shouldn't the above restriction be documented in the `ps' man page?
>Question1 - why the "administrative" restriction? The normal user seems
>to be able to run the Task Manager as him/herself and all of the running
>processes are listed. Is there a silent privilege escalation there
>somewhere in the Task Manager process that allows the "full" listing?
>I do note that the Task Manager seems to be able to kill just about any
>Question2 - the UID of the Windows processes is listed as 0 in the
>`ps -W' output so is there a way to acquire and print it? Task Manager
>does know the owner so there must be a Windows function to get it.
I'm sure there is but I doubt that anyone is particularly interested in
adding this functionality.
>Question3 - the PPID of the Windows process is listed as 0 also. I did
>find some functions at Microsoft that could be used for that purpose.
>Are they available within the Cygwin code?
The listing of windows processes in Cygwin ps is basically "as-is".
What you see is what you get. If you are looking for a robust
command-line utility for listing Windows processes, I'm sure there are
better tools than Cygwin's ps.
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