ps -ef or
ps aux commands in Linux show the start time of the processes that have been started today.
For the older processes they show the start date or the start year only, but not the start time.
Don’t worry! The start time of the long-running processes in Linux is not lost and you can still get it with the
To get the full start time and date of the processes – it is just required to tell the
ps command to display the
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Get The Process Start Time And Date In Linux
Display the start time and date of the running processes in Linux:
$ ps -eo pid,lstart,cmd
PID STARTED CMD 1 Mon Jun 19 21:31:08 2017 /sbin/init 2 Mon Jun 19 21:31:08 2017 [kthreadd] 3 Mon Jun 19 21:31:08 2017 [ksoftirqd/0]
3 Replies to “Linux PS Command: Get the Process Start Time and Date”
will provide the start time in the process tree in one go.
Thank you Steve! Whenever my bashrc wasn’t available, I had to fall back to “ps aux”.
“ps faux” is much nicer.
what is the meaning of processor usage time ?