Posts Tagged ‘grep’

Hide grep command from ps output

Posted: 28th October 2014 by Tim in Linux
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When searching for a running process on a *nix machine, it is common to use ps together with grep, like so: ps -ef | grep vim This works well enough for quick searches, but will always return the grep command since grep vim will always contain the string “vim”. The pgrep utility can work around […]

Perl regular expressions are slightly different from grep (or egrep) regular expressions. grep is sufficient most of the time, but sometimes you may need the extra flexibility of Perl regular expressions, or may just want to test out a regular expression that you will use later in Perl code. This can be done on the […]

CVS is annoying in that if you want to find out which files have been modified or need updating, you can’t simply use the cvs status command as there’s too much information displayed. In order to make it useful, you really need to filter the output. Note: the following tutorial only works for linux computers […]