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PIDOF(8)	      Linux System Administrators Manual	     PIDOF(8)

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

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

       Pidof  finds  the  process ids (pids) of the named programs. It prints
       those ids on the standard output. This program is on some systems used
       in  run-level change scripts, especially 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.

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

       -x     Scripts  too  -  this  causes the program to also return process
	      ids 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.

       pidof is actually the same program as  killall5;  the  program  behaves
       according to the name under which it is called.

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

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

       Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

				  01 Sep 1998			      PIDOF(8)

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