[Mono-list] User-Friendly Process Name

Jonathan Stowe jns@gellyfish.com
Tue, 25 May 2004 09:53:29 +0100

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 01:44, Samuel Kaufman wrote:
> Time for a usability problem.  'ps -e' and the GNOME System Monitor show
> "mono" for all processes; nothing uniquely identifying.

'ps -ef' or 'ps aux' will of course show 'mono progname.exe' 

> Is there a way to solve this, or any plans to work on it?  I can only
> think of a couple ways around this, unless the kernel has some feature I
> don't know about.

On certain OS it is certainly possible for a process to control what the
process name is (i.e. write back the value of argv[0]) this can be seen
through this Perl program:

  $0 = 'Rarr!'; 
  my $foo = <>;

However System.Environment (which would be the logical place for this )
does not support this - it would require support in the runtime
environment which I guess is not present at the current time.

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