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Re: How can you trust "ps ax" in 3.0?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: How can you trust "ps ax" in 3.0?
- From: Daniel Hartmeier <daniel_(_at_)_benzedrine_(_dot_)_cx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:23:32 +0100
On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 08:36:04AM +0000, George Shaffer wrote:
> I can think of four things that could account for this: 1) ps has
> hard coded output for sendmail, 2) a process can control how it is
> displayed by ps, or 3) 2 has always been true and we just didn't
> know it.
It's 3), see setproctitle(3). The initial part is always the last
component of the program name, at least I'm not aware of any way a
non-root process can circumvent that.