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sudo lsof -p `sudo ps aux | grep -i neo4j | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $2 }'`
2013-06-02 10:15:30
User: andycunn
Functions: awk grep ps sudo

Inner "ps...grep..." command searches for a process matching the specified .

"lsof -p lists all file descriptors owned by . Includes open files, sockets, devices, etc...

ps aux | sort -n -k2 | awk '{if ($2 < 300) print($0)}'
2013-05-09 13:09:58
User: lili
Functions: awk ps sort

Display all pid less the 300 processes info

ps aux | awk '/chrome/ {s+=$6}END{print s/1024}';
ps -A -o rss,command | grep [C]hrome | awk '{sum+=$1} END {printf("%sMB\n",sum/1024)}'
ps -o rss= -C Chrome | (x=0; while read rss; do ((x+=$rss)); done; echo $((x/1024)))
ps -e -m -o user,pid,args,%mem,rss | grep Chrome | perl -ne 'print "$1\n" if / (\d+)$/' | ( x=0;while read line; do (( x += $line )); done; echo $((x/1024)) );
renice -20 -g 2874 (2784 found with ps -Aj)
ps aux | grep [process] | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -I % ls /proc/%/fd | wc -l
ps aux | grep <process> | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -i -t kill -9 {}
ps auxw | grep sbin/apache | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace -f
2013-02-19 19:14:57
User: msealand
Functions: awk grep ps strace xargs

This version also attaches to new processes forked by the parent apache process. That way you can trace all current and *future* apache processes.

ps -u user_name_here | grep process_name_here | wc -l
ps -xaw -o state,ppid | grep Z | grep -v PID | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs kill -9
2013-01-09 04:21:54
User: terrywang
Functions: awk grep kill ps xargs

Did some research and found the previous command wrong, we don't kill a zombie but its parent. Just made some modifcation to khashmeshab's command.

ps axu | grep [a]pache2
2012-12-15 19:37:19
User: EBAH
Functions: grep ps

Trick to avoid the form:

grep process | grep - v grep

while true; do date; ps auxf | awk '{if($8=="D") print $0;}'; sleep 1; done
ps -ef | awk -v OFS="\n" '{ for (i=8;i<=NF;i++) line = (line ? line FS : "") $i; print NR ":", $1, $2, $7, line, ""; line = "" }'
ps -eo size,pid,user,command --sort -size |awk '{hr[1024**2]="GB";hr[1024]="MB";for (x=1024**3; x>=1024; x/=1024){if ($1>=x){printf ("%-6.2f %s ", $1/x, hr[x]);break}}}{printf ("%-6s %-10s ", $2, $3)}{for (x=4;x<=NF;x++){printf ("%s ",$x)} print ("\n")}'
ps aux --sort -rss | head
for i in $(ps -eo pid|grep -v PID);do echo ""; echo -n "==$i== ";awk '/^read|^write/{ORS=" "; print}' /proc/$i/io 2>/dev/null; echo -n " ==$i=="; done|sort -nrk5|awk '{printf "%s\n%s %s\n%s %s\n%s\n\n",$1,$2,$3,$4,$5,$6}'
export proc=chrome && ps aux | grep $proc | grep -v grep |awk '{print $2}'
ps axo %mem,pid,euser,cmd | sort -nr | head -n 10
ps wwwwuax|awk '/command/ { printf("kill -9 %s\n",$2) }'|/bin/sh
2012-08-14 21:44:38
User: jetdillo
Functions: awk ps

Okay, commands like this are a bit of a personal peeve. awk(1) operates on a /pattern/ {action} paradigm and yet I see people leave out the /pattern/ portion of an awk command all the time, opting to use grep or sed instead. You'll save yourself some typing and time if you include the /pattern/ with your {action}.

ps -fu $USER | awk {'print $2'} | xargs kill [-9]
ps auxww | grep application | grep processtobekilled | gawk '{print $2}' | grep -v grep | xargs kill -9
2012-07-03 20:37:56
User: j0sh10
Functions: gawk grep kill ps xargs

You can also use gawk:

ps auxww | gawk '/application/' | gawk '/processtobekilled/' | gawk '{print $2}' | grep -v grep | xargs kill -9

ps aux | awk '{if ($8 ~ "D") print $0}'
2012-05-25 16:53:57
User: SEJeff
Functions: awk ps

Lots of fun to run on nfs clients when the server or network connection is having issues

kill -9 -$(ps x -o "%c %r" | awk '/svscan/{print $2}')
2012-05-25 16:39:02
User: SEJeff
Functions: awk kill ps

Daemontools[1] won't always properly reap it's children. Sometimes when you need to kill the main svscan process, you want to also clean up all of it's children. The way to do that is to send a signal to the entire process group. It is a bit tricky

[1] http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html