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Exclude grep from your grepped output of ps (alias included in description)

Terminal - Exclude grep from your grepped output of ps (alias included in description)
pgrep -fl [h]ttpd
2011-02-28 20:43:01
User: emacsmtv
0
Exclude grep from your grepped output of ps (alias included in description)

ps itself is replaced with a new command pgrep. man pgrep for more goodies.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
ps aux | grep [h]ttpd
2009-02-10 02:59:20
User: abcde
Functions: grep ps
10

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")'

pgrep -fl [h]ttpd

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