List users with running processes

ps aux | sed -n '/USER/!s/\([^ ]\) .*/\1/p' | sort -u
This is different that `who` in that who only cares about logged-in users running shells, this command will show all daemon users and what not; also users logged in remotely via SSH but are running SFTP/SCP only and not a shell.
Sample Output
avahi
dbus
hal
mark
mysql

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By: infinull
2010-02-10 05:56:26

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What Others Think

I'm looking for exactly this except that I also need to know what these users are running. Can someone help?
Ovidiu · 372 weeks ago
wouldn't ps aux on it's own do what you want? that just lists all running processes and information on them you can then grep and/or sort on that output
infinull · 372 weeks ago

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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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