Section: User Commands (1)
pidof -- find the process ID of a running program
finds the process id's (pids) of the named programs. It prints those
id's on the standard output.
Single shot - this instructs the program to only return one pid.
Only return process ids that are running with the same root directory.
This option is ignored for non-root users, as they will be unable to check
the current root directory of processes they do not own.
Quiet mode, suppress any output and only sets the exit status accordingly.
Show also processes that do not have visible command line (e.g. kernel
Scripts too - this causes the program to also return process id's of
shells running the named scripts.
- -o omitpid
Tells pidof to omit processes with that process id. The special
pid %PPID can be used to name the parent process of the pidof
program, in other words the calling shell or shell script.
- -S separator
Use separator as a separator put between pids. Used only when
more than one pids are printed for the program.
The -d option is an alias for this option for sysvinit
At least one program was found with the requested name.
No program was found with the requested name.
When using the -x
only has a simple method for detecting scripts and will miss scripts that,
for example, use env. This limitation is due to how the scripts look in
the proc filesystem.
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