Welcome to Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
"The place where you learn linux"
Traveller''s Lunchbox

 Create an AccountHome | Submit News | Your Account  

Tutorial Menu
Linux Tutorial Home
Table of Contents

· Introduction to Operating Systems
· Linux Basics
· Working with the System
· Shells and Utilities
· Editing Files
· Basic Administration
· The Operating System
· The X Windowing System
· The Computer Itself
· Networking
· System Monitoring
· Solving Problems
· Security
· Installing and Upgrading
· Linux and Windows

Glossary
MoreInfo
Man Pages
Linux Topics
Test Your Knowledge

Site Menu
Site Map
FAQ
Copyright Info
Terms of Use
Privacy Info
Disclaimer
WorkBoard
Thanks
Donations
Advertising
Masthead / Impressum
Your Account

Communication
Feedback
Forums
Private Messages
Surveys

Features
HOWTOs
News Archive
Submit News
Topics
User Articles
Web Links

Google
Google


The Web
linux-tutorial.info

Who's Online
There are currently, 73 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are an Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

  

pidof



SYNOPSIS

       pidof [-s] [-x] [-o omitpid] [-o omitpid..]  program [pro­
       gram..]


DESCRIPTION

       Pidof finds the process id's (pids) of the named programs.
       It  prints those id's on the standard output. This program
       is on some systems used in run-level change scripts, espe­
       cially  when  the system has a System-V like rc structure.
       In that case these  scripts  are  located  in  /etc/rc?.d,
       where  ?  is the runlevel. If the system has a start-stop-
       daemon (8) program that should be used instead.


OPTIONS

       -s     Single shot - this instructs the  program  to  only
              return one pid.

       -x     Scripts  too  -  this  causes  the  program to also
              return process id's of  shells  running  the  named
              scripts.

       -o     Tells pidof to omit processes with that process id.
              The special pid %PPID can be used to name the  par­
              ent  process  of  the pidof program, in other words
              the calling shell or shell script.


NOTES

       pidof is simply a (symbolic) link to the killall5 program,
       which should also be located in /sbin.

       When  pidof is invoked with a full pathname to the program
       it should find the pid of, it is reasonably  safe.  Other­
       wise  it  is possible that it returns pids of running pro­
       grams that happen to have the same  name  as  the  program
       you're after but are actually other programs.


SEE ALSO

       pidofproc(8), shutdown(8), init(8), halt(8), reboot(8)


AUTHOR

       Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

                           01 Sep 1998                   PIDOF(8)
  
Help us cut cost by not downloading the whole site!
Use of automated download sofware ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and therefore is expressedly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

Login
Nickname

Password

Security Code
Security Code
Type Security Code


Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Help if you can!


Amazon Wish List

Did You Know?
You can choose larger fonts by selecting a different themes.


Friends



Tell a Friend About Us

Bookmark and Share



Web site powered by PHP-Nuke

Is this information useful? At the very least you can help by spreading the word to your favorite newsgroups, mailing lists and forums.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Articles are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated in the body of the article, article content (C) 1994-2013 by James Mohr. All rights reserved. The stylized page/paper, as well as the terms "The Linux Tutorial", "The Linux Server Tutorial", "The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial" and "The place where you learn Linux" are service marks of James Mohr. All rights reserved.
The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. By viewing/utilizing this web site, you have agreed to our disclaimer, terms of use and privacy policy. Use of automated download software ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and are therefore expressly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.09 Seconds