find out about a process

cat /proc/<PID>/environ
Good to find out about hostile processes
Sample Output
USER=rootLOGNAME=rootHOME=/rootPATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbinMAIL=/var/mail/rootSHELL=/bin/bashSSH_CLIENT= 29998 22SSH_CONNECTION= 29998 22SSH_TTY=/dev/pts/0TERM=linuxSSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-IJZxdX8645/

By: al3x
2009-02-07 20:49:19

What Others Think

read better by replacing the null character cat /proc//environ | tr "\0" "\n"
robert · 596 weeks ago
Not sure what is meant by "hostile" here--a hostile process usually wouldn't change it's environment, so looking at the environment won't reveal much. Better to use 'strace'...
mkc · 595 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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