psmisc - utilities that use the proc file system

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename psmisc_23.2-1_amd64.deb
Package name psmisc
Package version 23.2
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin admin::monitoring implemented-in::c interface::commandline interface::text-mode role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::ncurses use::checking use::monitor works-with::software:running
License -
Maintainer Craig Small <>
Download size 123.28 KB
Installed size 637.00 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_23.2-1_i386.deb 23.2 i386 Debian Main
psmisc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libtinfo6 >= 6


Name Value
procps << 1:1.2


Type URL
Binary Package psmisc_23.2-1_amd64.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




2018-09-24 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (23.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* killall: look at all namespaces by default
* killall: proper signal name parsing
* docs: Fix fuser.1 groff errors Closes: #900225
* pslog: Define PATH_MAX if required Closes: #905797
* Update to Debian standards 4.2.1
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
2012-06-10 - Craig Small <>
psmisc (22.17-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added line in for target_os Closes: #673485

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