Openmoko Bug #1951: ps u does not show all user names

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Tue Sep 2 17:20:21 CEST 2008

#1951: ps u does not show all user names
    Reporter:  h.koenig  |        Owner:  openmoko-devel
        Type:  defect    |       Status:  new           
    Priority:  normal    |    Milestone:                
   Component:  unknown   |      Version:                
    Severity:  normal    |   Resolution:                
    Keywords:            |    Blockedby:                
Reproducible:            |     Blocking:                

Comment(by darkjames):

 it's standard behaviour of ps, from man 1 ps:

 euser      EUSER    effective user name. This will be the textual user ID,
                     if it can be obtained and '''the field width
                     or a decimal representation otherwise.

 default width for user is I think 8, if you want more, you could patch
 procps, or use your own format instead of 'u', for instance:

 $ ps axo user:30,pid,pcpu,pmem,vsz,rss,tname,stat,start_time,bsdtime,args

 So it isn't bug. hth

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