I'm writing a script that gives me some pertinent info about my servers, and the last little piece I need to figure out is the process list. There are going to be non-technical people looking at the output of the script and I'm trying to make it as simple as possible.
Right now, if I do ps -ef | grep <process> | grep -v grep
It obviously shows me the process, but the problem is that there is 4 lines of info in front of the process. ie
root PID date time java -1024 -cp oh,my,god,there,is,so,much,data,it,carries,on,for,4,lines,I,want,to,shoot,myself,trying,to,read,it,f inally,in,the,end,there,is,a,space /here/is/the/process
I'd like the output to be something like this:
PID: #### Process: /here/is/the/process
I've thought about how I could take the output and use awk or sed but I know there is probably an easier way to do it with perl.
Can anyone give me a hint on the direction I should be looking?