psmisc - utilities that use the proc file system

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main i386
Package filename psmisc_23.1-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
Package name psmisc
Package version 23.1
Package release 1ubuntu1.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 51.96 KB
Installed size 272.00 KB
This package contains miscellaneous utilities that use the proc FS:
- fuser: identifies processes that are using files or sockets.
- killall: kills processes by name (e.g. "killall -HUP named").
- peekfd: shows the data traveling over a file descriptor.
- pstree: shows currently running processes as a tree.
- prtstat: print the contents of /proc/<pid>/stat


Package Version Architecture Repository
psmisc_23.1-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb 23.1 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
psmisc_23.1-1build1_amd64.deb 23.1 amd64 Ubuntu Main
psmisc_23.1-1build1_i386.deb 23.1 i386 Ubuntu Main
psmisc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.8
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libtinfo6 >= 6


Name Value
procps << 1:1.2


Type URL
Binary Package psmisc_23.1-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
Source Package psmisc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install psmisc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install psmisc




2018-12-11 - Christian Ehrhardt <>
psmisc (23.1-1ubuntu1.1) cosmic; urgency=medium
* fix killall option parsing (LP: #1806060)
- d/patches/lp1806060-0001-killall-Fix-INT-option-parsing.patch
- d/patches/lp1806060-0002-killall-change-to-getopt_long.patch
- d/patches/lp1806060-0003-killall-Another-go-at-option-parsing.patch
2018-05-03 - Matthias Klose <>
psmisc (23.1-1build1) cosmic; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses soname changes.
2017-06-16 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (23.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream source
* killall: Remove debug output Closes: #864753
* docs: distribute pslog.1
* docs: distribute Closes: #864752
2017-06-12 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (23.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* New program: pslog to see what logs are option
* pstree: Removed need for PATH_MAX Closes: #750405
* killall: Fix process age race condition Closes: #822861
* prtstat: Remove duplicate options in man page Closes: #846387
* killall: comm parser more robust
* killall: only kill processes in same namespace by default
2015-08-17 - Laurent Bigonville <>
psmisc (22.21-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Enable SELinux support on linux architectures (Closes: #751991)
2014-02-28 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.21-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fixed fuser -M typo Closes: #740275 thanks Brad
2014-02-16 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.21-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Missing comma in fuser(1) added Closes: #702391
- pstree uses COLUMN env variable Closes: #717017
- fuser -m and -M flags work either way Closes: #606178
* Added Multi-Arch: foreign to control Closes: #698948
* Updated to standards version 3.9.5, no changes
2012-09-20 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- pstree sorts properly on names Closes: #682014
- pstree finds pid 0 stops looping Closes: #687829
2012-06-22 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.19-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Stop killall killing all Closes: #678357
2012-06-17 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.18-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- assert in killall triggered for small lifetimes Closes: #628617
- killall MAX_NAMES off by one Closes: #677428

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