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So the system I'm working on (BusyBox) has a ps that takes no command line arguments and pidof returns nothing even though it exists within /sbin and points to killall5.

Another issue I had is that top takes no -H, but you can hit h (not H) in top to view the individual threads.

Any tips on how I can generate a list of all PID's under a given process name?

  • What system is this? Why are you tagging as Linux? It does not sound like one. – terdon Feb 19 '14 at 19:23
  • I guess technically it's BusyBox, but I think Linux still applies. – Madau Feb 20 '14 at 19:56
  • Ah, no, BusyBox is not Linux though it can work with the Linux kernel. It is most definitely not GNU/Linux in any case. – terdon Feb 20 '14 at 20:06
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In case you have limited find (no -printf option):

find /proc -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2 -name exe -exec ls -lh {} \; 2>/dev/null 
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Looking for bash:

find /proc -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2 -name exe -lname '*/bash' \
    -printf %h\\n 2>/dev/null | 
sed s+^/proc/++
  • Hey, so I think this is getting really close to what I'm looking for, but the version of find I'm working with does not have -lname as a possible expression. – Madau Feb 19 '14 at 16:26

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