Pretty sure this is a stupid question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere...

When I use some command lines in Putty, (like top -c) the output is not complete, and I can't see the whole path putty output

Does anyone know who to make Putty show the entire lines?

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I think the problem is not with putty in that case but with top. I don't know if you have any other app with issues, in the case of top you can move the display to the right/left with the keyboard arrows, this should allow you to view the full command path. But...

You might want to use other settings too, as doing top -c will show the full path for the process, and it will still refresh every second or so, and you will have every process changing position all the time. Not good.

So, I prefer to run ps auxww instead, if you need top, you could wrap a 1 second capture of top with top -cbn1 -w256, that would set the -b for batch, the -c for command and the -n1 for iterations while the wrap for 256 width.


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