ps is a Unix operating system command and the like used to display the running processes.

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grep -c gives inconsistent outputs

I am trying to determine the number of processes that are running via the following command line: ps aux | grep -c 'Xvfb :1' When the process "fiji :1" is not running I sometimes get a value of 0 ...
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GhostScript noob help - Breaking a multipage PDF file into many single page PS or EPS files

I'm trying to do the following with ghostscript: Turn one multipage PDF file (about 3,000 pages, 200mb file) into: One file per page of the PDF, and convert each (page/file) to EPS or PS (post ...
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How can I know the absolute path of a running process?

If I have multiple copies of the same app on the disk, and only one is running, as I can see with ps, how can I know the absolute path to distinguish from the others?
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Excluding grep from process list

I have cobbled together a command to return the process ID of a running daemon: ps aux | grep daemon_name | awk "{ print \$2 }" It works perfectly and returns the PID, but it also returns a second ...