PS and AWK Linux Commands on Cygwin

Mark Hansen
Thu Aug 4 13:30:00 GMT 2016

On 8/4/2016 6:12 AM, Eliot Moss wrote:
> So, a couple of things ...
> Cygwin definitely supports gawk - I use it all the time.
> My system has a link from awk to gawk, so awk will work.
> I can't recall if I added that link or if it came with
> the installation.  awk may be in a separate package
> that you'll have to install from the Cygwin package
> installer.

I have a fresh installation of Cygwin and /usr/bin/awk is a link to /usr/bin/gawk - FYI

> As for ps, it works, but it will show only Cygwin
> related processes.  It may have other limitations
> as well, because it might be impossible or very
> difficult to support some POSIX features under
> Windows.

Cygwin ps allows for a -W command-line argument which tells it to include all windows processes.
There are other arguments like -l for "long" mode, -f for "full" mode, etc.

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