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Old 04-15-2003, 12:54 PM   #1
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Need help filtering out threads in ps command output

Anyone know of a simple way to filter the threads out of the output of ps -u $USER command?

TIA for any answers.
Old 04-15-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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Filter for what? A text string? Try:
ps -u $USER | grep STRING
Old 04-15-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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no, not a particular string.

A multi-threaded process will show up n times if it has n-1 threads. I do not want to see that many instances of it in the ps output.

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something like this?

ps -ef | uniq --skip-fields=8
Old 04-15-2003, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks Double failure...

i was trying something like this...It also worked, but I think uniq might be more efficient.

ps -o pid,tty,args `ps -u $USER -o ppid,pid | egrep '\b1\b' | awk '{print $2}'` | grep -v tcsh | grep -v 'ps -u' | grep -v grep | grep -v xterm


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