[Bug 193116] pgrep -f init doesn't show pid = 1, but pgrep -af init does

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--- Comment #2 from Garrett Cooper <ngie at FreeBSD.org> ---
(In reply to Jilles Tjoelker from comment #1)
> This was deliberately changed in SVN r192242, which excludes the pkill
> process itself and its ancestors, unless -a is given. Do you think a special
> case should be added here, or r192242 should be reverted? Note that the main
> sshd process may somewhat similarly be an ancestor (or not, even if the user
> is logged in via ssh).

I agree with bryan about the change for pkill, but it would be nice if pgrep
defaulted to the old behavior :/.

> Why are you using pgrep on init anyway, given that its PID is always 1?

Just for testing purposes because I was trying to prove that I was sane based
on the way I was using the tool :).

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