PIDOF(1) User Commands PIDOF(1)NAMEpidof-- find the process ID of a running program.
SYNOPSISpidof [-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.
OPTIONS-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.
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.
SEE ALSOpgrep(1), pkill(1)AUTHOR
Jaromir Capik <email@example.com>
24 Jul 2013 PIDOF(1)