Remove grep itself from ps

ps afx|grep [a]pache
When you 'ps|grep' for a given process, it turns out that grep itself appears as a valid line since it contains the RE/name you are looking for. To avoid grep from showing itself, simply insert some wildcard into process' name.

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By: caruccio
2012-04-16 03:50:32

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