Who invoked me? / Get parent command

ps -o comm= -p $(ps -o ppid= -p $$)
Get the name of the parent command. This might be helpful, if you need to react on that information. E. g. a script called directly via ssh has got sshd as parent, manually invoked the parent process will probably be bash

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By: olorin
2009-08-03 07:41:21
ps

What Others Think

in linux cat /proc/$$/cmdline works as well.
bwoodacre · 480 weeks and 1 day ago
Does, however, not work if you were exec'ed.
IndustrialJoe · 14 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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