Discover the process start time

ps -eo pid,lstart,cmd
That is useful to discover the start time of process older than 1 day. You can also run: ls -ld /proc/PID That's returning the creation date of the proc files from the process. Some users reported that this way might show you a wrong date since any other process like cron, for example, could change this date.
Sample Output
[root@server ~]# ps -ef | grep [2]8144
root     28144     1  0 Jun16 ?        00:00:00 /opt/omni/lbin/bsm -session_key 25 -owner root root server 28142 4294967295 -lang C -read SmOptions_28142_server_615
[root@server ~]# ps -eo pid,lstart,cmd | grep [2]8144
28144 Sun Jun 16 23:00:01 2013 /opt/omni/lbin/bsm -session_key 25 -owner root root server 28142 4294967295 -lang C -read SmOptions_28142_server_615

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By: kruspemsv
2013-06-17 12:52:53

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