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Yet another ps grep function, but this one includes the column headings.
My variant on this common function. Some highlights:
Allows you to override the default ps args of "aux"
Uses bracket trick to omit the grep process itself without having to use a second grep
Always prints the correct header row of ps output
Limitations: Ugly ps error output if you forget to quote your multi word grep argument
This comes in handy if you have daemons/programs that have potential issues and stop/disappear, etc., can be run in cron to ensure that a program remains up no matter what. Be advised though, if a program did core out, you'd likely want to know why (gdb) so use with caution on production machines.
This is a 'killall' command equivalent where it is not available.
Prior to executing it, set the environment variable USERNAME to the username, whose processes you want to kill or replace the username with the $USERNAME on the command above.
Side effect: If any processes from other users, are running with a parameter of $USERNAME, they will be killed as well (assuming you are running this as root user)
[-9] in square brackets at the end of the command is optional and strongly suggested to be your last resort. I do not like to use it as the killed process leaves a lot of mess behind.
The trick here is to use the brackets [ ] around any one of the characters of the grep string. This uses the fact that [?] is a character class of one letter and will be removed when parsed by the shell. This is useful when you want to parse the output of grep or use the return value in an if-statement without having its own process causing it to erroneously return TRUE.
Useful to detect which process is causing system loads. It shows process PID so as we can take further actions.
This command is useful when you want to know what process is responsible for a certain GUI application and what command you need to issue to launch it in terminal.
while [ 1 -ne 6 ]; do
pid=`ps -ef | grep -v "grep" | grep "trans_gzdy" | cut -c10-17`
ps gv $pid | head -2
check changes of RSS.
Surround the first letter of what you are grepping with square brackets and you won't have to spawn a second instance of grep -v. You could also use an alias like this (albeit with sed):
alias psgrep='ps aux | grep $(echo $1 | sed "s/^\(.\)/[\1]/g")'
The description of how the one-liner works is here at my blog:
8~osstat, $2~pid, $11~cmd
Shows a tree view of parent to child processes in the output of ps (linux). Similar output can be achieved with pstree (also linux) or ptree (Solaris).
Probably posted previously, I use this all the time to find and kill a process for "APP". Simply replace "APP" with the name of the process you're looking to kill.
I like to make it an alias in my .bashrc file, as such:
alias psme='ps -ef | grep $USER'
Kill all processes with foo in them. Similar to pkill but more complete and also works when there is no pkill command.
Works on almost every Linux/Unix platform I have tried.
ps returns all running processes which are then sorted by the 4th field in numerical order and the top 10 are sent to STDOUT.