Find the process you are looking for minus the grepped one

psg() { ps aux | grep "[${1[1]}]${1[2,-1]}"; }
alias ps?='psg' for maximum hawtness. Works in bash or zsh.
Sample Output
`--> ps? urxvt
root   5850  0.0  0.0  74404  3812 ?        Ss   20:21   0:00 urxvt
root  25961  0.0  0.0  74388  3732 ?        Ss   20:34   0:00 urxvt

By: jedahan
2009-09-07 04:37:11

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pgrep processname part of the 'procps' package at least under debian/ubuntu. Once installed, works in any shell :-).
bwoodacre · 586 weeks and 2 days ago
That only returns pids though.
DaveQB · 586 weeks and 2 days ago
if you invoke pgrep with -l then you get the process name, but then chances are you just want ps aux | grep [p]rocessname which was already posted on commandlinefu.
bwoodacre · 586 weeks and 1 day 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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