problem with mailman

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Feb 29 16:43:49 UTC 2008

Adam McGreggor wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 08:45:38PM -0600, Scott Berry wrote:
>> Is Mailman running as mailman:mailman, or list:list?
>>> I am not really sure how to check that one out.  I am assuming it's
>>> running
>>> as mailman but not totally sure.  How do you find out?
> I tend to use ps(1), so something like:
>  ps auxwww | grep mailman
> or
>  ps auxwww | grep qrunner
> should tell you; the first column is the user.
> others may say you can get by with just "ps aux" or even fewer; i like
> ps outputs.

Well, you can definitely get by with fewer 'w's, as "man ps" says two
is "unlimited width" :-)

But you need "a" to see processes other than yours, "u" to see the username
and "x" to see non-terminal processes, so "ps aux" seems to be minimal.

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