pgrep to search for processes with pretty formatting via ps

psg() { ps -f fwwp $(pgrep $*) 2>/dev/null }
Use pgrep's flexibility to search for processes, with pretty formatting via ps. All parameters are passed to pgrep.
Sample Output
# psg -u thatguy
UID        PID  PPID  C STIME TTY      STAT   TIME CMD
thatguy   32432     1  0 Jan07 ?        Ss     0:00 SCREEN -D -R
thatguy    5489 32432  0 10:11 pts/1    Ss     0:00  \_ /bin/bash

# psg -t pts/1
UID        PID  PPID  C STIME TTY      STAT   TIME CMD
thatguy   5489 32432  0 10:11 pts/1    Ss     0:00 /bin/bash
root      5636  5489  0 10:11 pts/1    S      0:00  \_ sudo su -
root      5646  5636  0 10:11 pts/1    S      0:00      \_ su -
root      5650  5646  0 10:11 pts/1    S      0:00          \_ -bash

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By: tremblane
2016-01-08 15:29:02

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