cat /proc/<PID>/environ

find out about a process

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=192.168.8.2 29998 22SSH_CONNECTION=192.168.8.2 29998 192.168.8.12 22SSH_TTY=/dev/pts/0TERM=linuxSSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-IJZxdX8645/

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By: al3x
2009-02-07 20:49:19
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read better by replacing the null character cat /proc//environ | tr "\0" "\n"
robert · 484 weeks and 1 day 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 · 484 weeks and 1 day ago

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