pargs - print process arguments, environment variables,
or auxiliary vector
pargs [-aceFx] [pid | core] ...
The pargs utility examines a target process or process core
file and prints arguments, environment variables and values,
or the process auxiliary vector.
pargs outputs unprintable characters as escaped octal in the
format \xxx, unless the character is one of the characters
specified in the "Escape Sequences" section of formats(5),
in which case the character is printed as specified in that
pargs attempts to be sensitive to the locale of the target
process. If the target process and the pargs process do not
share a common character encoding, pargs attempts to employ
the iconv(3C) facility to generate a printable version of
the extracted strings. In the event that such a conversion
is impossible, strings are displayed as 7-bit ASCII.
The following options are supported:
-a Prints process arguments as contained in argv
-c Treats strings in the target process as though they
were encoded in 7-bit ASCII, regardless of the locale
of the target. The use of iconv(3C) is suppressed.
-e Prints process environment variables and values as
pointed at by the _environ symbol or by pr_envp in
-F Force. Grabs the target process even if another pro-
cess has control.
-x Prints process auxiliary vector.
The following operands are supported:
pid Process ID list.
core Process core file.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful operation.
An error has occurred (such as no such process, per-
mission denied, or invalid option).
Process information and control files.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWesu (32-bit) |
| | SUNWesxu (64-bit) |
| Interface Stability | Evolving |
proc(1), iconv(3C), proc(4), ascii(5), attributes(5),
Man(1) output converted with