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GETPCAPS(8)                System Manager's Manual               GETPCAPS(8)

NAME         top

       getpcaps - display process capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       getpcaps [optional args] pid...

DESCRIPTION         top

       getpcaps displays the capabilities on the processes indicated by the
       pid value(s) given on the command line.  A pid of 0 displays the
       capabilities of the process that is running getpcaps itself.

       The capabilities are displayed in the cap_from_text(3) format.

       Optional arguments:

       --help or --usage
              Displays usage information and exits.

       --ugly or --legacy
              Displays output in a somewhat ugly legacy format.

              Displays usage in a legacy-like format but not quite so ugly
              in modern default terminal fonts.

SEE ALSO         top

       capsh(1), capabilities(7), getcap(8), setcap(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was originally written by Robert Bihlmeyer
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
       by others).

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2020-01-04                      GETPCAPS(8)

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