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From: "Suzuki K. Poulose" <>
To: Steven Stewart-Gallus <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: How can I parse the command name from /proc/<pid>/stat?
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:34:51 +0000	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <>

On 04/12/14 19:44, Steven Stewart-Gallus wrote:
> Hello,
> Given an evil hacker trying to confuse process monitors that might use such
> strange process names as 'pause) R 0 0 (foo' how can I correctly parse the
> command name from /proc/<pid>/stat? Maybe I should just use /proc/<pid>/status?
> Maybe there should be some documentation written on the issue? I just wanted to
> send an email off to check if I was missing anything before writing a few small
> additions to the documentation or filing a bug report. procps-ng seems to use an
> ugly hack that involves knowing the limits on the size of a possible command
> name that I'm not actually sure works totally correctly.

You can do something like :

cmd_start = strchr(stat_buf, '(');
cmd_end = strrchr(stat_buf, ')');


> Thank you,
> Steven Stewart-Gallus
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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-04 19:44 Steven Stewart-Gallus
2014-12-05 10:34 ` Suzuki K. Poulose [this message]
2014-12-06 23:04   ` Steven Stewart-Gallus

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