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I need to grep process by information containing in CMD column, but this column strings is cut(limited) and needed info is lost. Please suggest how can I enlarge string size allowed for CMD column.

The OS is Solaris 2.1/SunOS 5.1

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closed as off-topic by Jenny D, SvW, mdpc, Nathan C, growse Jul 12 '13 at 21:51

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add some w: ps efwww –  F. Hauri Jul 12 '13 at 12:30
man ps is your friend. –  Iain Jul 12 '13 at 12:35
buahahahahahaaha –  user590444 Jul 12 '13 at 12:42
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about basic unix/linux knowledge which is not sysadmin-specific. –  Jenny D Jul 12 '13 at 12:46
The general approach to this problem is to install the BSD version of ps which DOES support the ww flag. In response to the off topic claims, I'd call this a duplicate long before I would call a question concerning a SunOS machine off topic.. stackoverflow.com/questions/5589598/… –  lVlint67 Jul 13 '13 at 3:22
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ps -efww will not restrict the width of a line.

w means "wide". ww means "unlimited width".

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I got next trying this: ps: illegal option -- w –  user590444 Jul 12 '13 at 12:34
@user590444: What OS are you on? "Unix" tell us next to nothing. –  SvW Jul 12 '13 at 12:37
uname says : SunOS 5.1 –  user590444 Jul 12 '13 at 12:39
This works on Linux. Read the manual page man ps and try some options listed there, that's all I did. –  suprjami Jul 14 '13 at 1:37
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