ps with parent/child process tree

ps auxf
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).
Sample Output
root      3279  0.0  0.3  4544 1056 ?        Ss   Feb01   0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
root      4029  0.0  0.6  8596 2004 ?        Ss   Feb01   0:00  \_ sshd: svcsuprt [priv]
svcsuprt  4032  0.1  0.5  8972 1900 ?        S    Feb01   7:14  |   \_ sshd: svcsuprt@pts/0
svcsuprt  4033  0.0  0.4  6504 1472 pts/0    Ss   Feb01   0:00  |       \_ -bash
svcsuprt 29013  0.0  0.2  2488  768 pts/0    R+   12:04   0:00  |           \_ ps auxf

By: systemj
2009-02-05 18:07:16

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