ps a process keeping the header info so you know what the columns of numbers mean!

ps auxw |egrep "PID|process_to_look_at"
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND root 1828 0.0 0.0 5396 476 ? Ss 2008 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
Sample Output
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root      1828  0.0  0.0   5396   476 ?        Ss    2008   0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd

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By: tsaavik
2009-02-20 00:17:43
ps

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What Others Think

Great command! How do I not show the egrep process? square brackets don't seem to work.
Williebee · 486 weeks and 6 days ago
@ Willie: ps auxw |egrep "[P]ID|[f]irefox" seems to work for me
Ward · 442 weeks ago

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