Find the process you are looking for minus the grepped one

ps -C command
preferred way to query ps for a specific process name (not supported with all flavors of ps, but will work on just about any linux afaik)
Sample Output
ion@atomos:~$ ps -C ps
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
14524 pts/1    00:00:00 ps

ion@atomos:~$ ps -fC ps
ion      14544 13940  0 11:23 pts/1    00:00:00 ps -fC ps

2009-08-14 15:30:42

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What Others Think

Nice one, but only works on command names, not on parameters (which happens sometimes to be interesting ;-))
olorin · 636 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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