How to keep unnecessary processes from starting

Rashkae ubuntu at
Wed Mar 11 20:10:39 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 03/10/2009 08:07 PM, Charles Howse wrote:
>> On Mar 10, 2009, at 9:31 PM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>>> What I use when working with developers and filing bugs:
>>>  $ ps -auxwwf > ps.txt
>> I learned earlier today that ps doesn't want the dash before the  
>> options.  It will work, but complains of bad syntax:
>> $ ps auxwwf > ps.txt
> Yep, that works. I couldn't get it to work with the dash either.

It works just as well with the dash.  You get an error message when you
> ps.txt because all the other stdout output went into ps.txt, wheras
the error message about the - is stderr and gets visibly displayed on
the screen.  The error message should still be there when you don't
re-direct, but gets lost in all the other output.

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