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    SubjectParantheses around processes
    Hi,

    I have an odd question... I'm running 2.1.35 in two locations, work
    and home. They are both running libc-5.4.23 and procps-1.01. The work
    machine never has parens around processes reported by ps, whereas the home
    machine does. Big deal, right? The only thing that bugs me about it is

    a.) I don't understand why the behavior is different,
    b.) "w" reports processes with parens at the right of the screen.
    Example:

    7:49pm up 2 days, 18:12, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.03, 0.00
    USER TTY LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
    bryan ttyp0 1:39am 3:27 1.05s 1.05s tcsh
    bryan ttyp1 1:46am 0.00s 0.84s 0.06s w

    I've tried rebuilding procps but it doesn't make a difference. What is the
    right behavior, and what do the parantheses mean? I heard a rumor that they
    were threads, but I can't see how my tcsh could be a kernel thread.

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    # B. James Phillippe # Network/Sys Admin Terran.ORG #
    # <bryan@Terran.ORG> # http://w3.Terran.ORG/~bryan #
    # Finger for PGP key # Linux Convert - circa 1.1.59 #
    # Systems Administrator, Seattle Software Labs, Inc #

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