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PSTREE(1)                        User Commands                       PSTREE(1)

NAME
       pstree - display a tree of processes

SYNOPSIS
       pstree [-a] [-c] [-h|-Hpid] [-l] [-n] [-p] [-u] [-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]

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.

       -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.

       -H     Like -h, but highlight the specified process instead. Unlike
              with -h, pstree fails when using -H if highlighting is not
              available.

       -l     Display long lines. By default, lines are truncated to the
              display width or 132 if output is sent to a non-tty or if the
              display width is unknown.

       -n     Sort processes with the same ancestor by PID instead of by name.
              (Numeric sort.)

       -p     Show PIDs. PIDs are shown as decimal numbers in parentheses
              after each process name. -p implicitly disables compaction.

       -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.

       -s     (Flask) Show Security ID (SID) for each process.

       -x     (Flask) Show security context for each process.

FILES
       /proc     location of the proc file system

AUTHOR
       Werner Almesberger <Werner.Almesberger@epfl.ch>

SEE ALSO
       ps(1), top(1)

Linux                             May 6, 1998                        PSTREE(1)

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