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PIDOF(1)			 User Commands			      PIDOF(1)

       pidof -- find the process ID of a running program.

       pidof  [-s]  [-c]  [-x]	[-o  omitpid[,omitpid..]]   [-o omitpid[,omit‐
       pid..]..]  program [program..]

       Pidof finds the process id's (pids) of the named	 programs.  It	prints
       those id's on the standard output.

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

       -c     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.

       -x     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.

       0      At least one program was found with the requested name.

       1      No program was found with the requested name.

       pgrep(1), pkill(1)

       Jaromir Capik <>

				  24 Jul 2013			      PIDOF(1)

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