Format ps command output

ps ax -o "%p %U %u %x %c %n"
ps command gives the possibility to display information with custom formatting with the -o options followed by the format specifier list.
Sample Output
 27281 1000     1000     00:00:00 kio_file          0
 27282 1000     1000     00:00:00 ruby              0
 27301 1000     1000     00:00:00 kio_uiserver      0
 27355 1000     1000     00:00:00 kdesud            0
 28425 1000     1000     00:00:00 bash              0
 30166 1000     1000     00:00:17 htop              0
 32256 1000     1000     00:00:00 kio_pop3          0
 32359 1000     1000     00:00:00 man               0
 32370 1000     1000     00:00:00 pager             0

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