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I am trying to see full CMD value for command ps -aefyl but it is showing by truncating.

I am using SunOS Solaris 5.1.

Any clue?

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There is no Solaris 5.1. I also strongly doubt you are running SunOS 5.1 which is 18 years old. You are more likely running Solaris 10 (SunOs 5.10). – jlliagre Jul 4 '10 at 8:43

Also note, that /usr/ucb/ps with -ww will show you full cmd of commands of which you are owner only.

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I've always used:

/usr/ucb/ps -auxwww
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Add the -w option, which means 'wide' (132 columns, to be specific).

For even more fun, try -ww (its meaning left as an exercise for the reader). :)

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No -w is not working, it says not a valid option. It works on IBM AIX but not on Sun Solaris – goutham Jul 1 '10 at 22:52
@goutham: /usr/ucb/ps contains the "other" version, which supports the -w option. – Ether Jul 1 '10 at 23:09
Yes that works! Thank you very much! – goutham Jul 2 '10 at 0:50

try using the pargs command, check the man page "man pargs"

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