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    Command:

    pstree

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           pstree [-a] [-c] [-h|-Hpid] [-l] [-n] [-p] [-u] [-Z] [-A|-G|-U]
           [pid|user]
           pstree -V
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           pstree shows running processes as a tree. The tree is rooted at  either
           pid or init if pid is omitted. If a user name is specified, all process
           trees rooted at processes owned by that user are shown.
    
           pstree visually merges identical branches by  putting  them  in  square
           brackets and prefixing them with the repetition count, e.g.
    
               init-+-getty
                    |-getty
                    |-getty
                    '-getty
    
           becomes
    
               init---4*[getty]
    
           Child  threads  of a process are found under the parent process and are
           shown with the process name in curly braces, e.g.
    
               icecast2---13*[{icecast2}]
    
           If pstree is called as pstree.x11 then it will prompt the user  at  the
           end of the line to press return and will not return until that has hap-
           pened. This is useful for when pstree is run in a xterminal.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           -a     Show command line arguments. If the command line of a process is
                  swapped out, that process is shown in parentheses. -a implicitly
                  disables compaction.
    
           -A     Use ASCII characters to draw the tree.
    
           -c     Disable compaction of identical subtrees. By  default,  subtrees
                  are compacted whenever possible.
    
           -G     Use VT100 line drawing characters.
    
           -h     Highlight the current process and its ancestors. This is a no-op
                  if the terminal doesn't support highlighting or if  neither  the
                  current  process  nor  any  of  its ancestors are in the subtree
                  being shown.
    
           -u     Show uid transitions. Whenever the uid of a process differs from
                  the uid of its parent, the new uid is shown in parentheses after
                  the process name.
    
           -U     Use UTF-8 (Unicode) line drawing characters. Under Linux  1.1-54
                  and  above,  UTF-8  mode  is entered on the console with echo -e
                  '\033%8' and left with echo -e '\033%@'
    
           -V     Display version information.
    
           -Z     (SELinux) Show security context for each process.
    
    
    

    FILES

           /proc     location of the proc file system
    
    
    

    AUTHORS

           Werner     Almesberger     <werner@almesberger.net>     Craig     Small
           <csmall@small.dropbear.id.au>
    
    
    

    BUGS

           Some character sets may be incompatible with the VT100 characters.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           ps(1), top(1).
    
    
    

    Linux 2004-11-09 PSTREE(1)

    
    
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