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Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 16:44:49 -0800
From: "Lyndon Nerenberg (VE7TFX/VE6BBM)" <>
cc: Alejandro Colomar <>,
    Michael Kerrisk <>,,
Subject: Re: [patch] proc.5: tell how to parse /proc/*/stat correctly

Dominique Martinet writes:

> But, really, I just don't see how this can practically be said to be parsable...

In its current form it never will be.  The solution is to place
this variable-length field last.  Then you can "cut -d ' ' -f 51-"
to get the command+args part (assuming I counted all those fields
correctly ...)

Of course, this breaks backwards compatability.


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