[nycbug-talk] two quick things

mikel king mikel.king at olivent.com
Thu Jan 5 20:34:33 EST 2012

On Jan 5, 2012, at 5:42 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Matthew Story <matt at tablethotels.com> wrote:
>> Decided to share a slick hack to cut the grep program out of the ps resulsts that Jan sent my way as a bug report ... this goes against what I said in the talk about there not being a way to do this with only 1 invocation of grep ... and is slick as hell (total nifty(1) fodder):
>> ps aux | grep "gre[p]"
> or just use pgrep?

Or just not use grep at all. 

I use this one to capture PIDs of interest. Like to ensure that my rsync job to a specific host has only one job at a time. Substitute what ever entity you are searching for between the $0's and let awk work it's magick.

ps ax | awk '$0~/rsync --stats -avzr /&&$0!~/awk/{print $1}'`

Mikel King
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skype: mikel.king

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