Find the process you are looking for minus the grepped one

ps -ef | grep c\\ommand
faster ;) but your idea is really cool

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2011-01-04 11:43:14

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  • As an alternative to using an additional grep -v grep you can use a simple regular expression in the search pattern (first letter is something out of the single letter list ;-)) to drop the grep command itself. Show Sample Output


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    ps aux | grep [p]rocess-name
    olorin · 2009-08-13 05:44:45 10
  • Trick to avoid the form: grep process | grep - v grep Show Sample Output


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    ps axu | grep [a]pache2
    EBAH · 2012-12-15 19:37:19 7
  • Get the PID of a process by name Show Sample Output


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    pgrep command_name
    dstahlke · 2009-08-15 17:03:57 1
  • 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) Show Sample Output


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    ps -C command
    recursiverse · 2009-08-14 15:30:42 1
  • This does the same thing as many of the 'grep' based alternatives but allows a more finite control over the output. For example if you only wanted the process ID you could change the command: ps -ef | awk '/mingetty/ && !/awk/ {print $2}' If you wanted to kill the returned PID's: ps -ef | awk '/mingetty/ && !/awk/ {print $2}' | xargs -i kill {} Show Sample Output


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    ps -ef | awk '/process-name/ && !/awk/ {print}'
    dopeman · 2009-08-19 11:22:09 0

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