Originally Posted by ohswrestler2009
I ran the first command, "pidof inetd" and nothing happend.
If you did not get any number, maybe a process called inetd does not exist. Following the note from acid_kewpie maybe you have xinetd instead. Anyway, which distribution are you running on?
But then I ran the 2nd one, "ps aux" and a long list of processes came up. I saw "ps aux" on the list, was that it?
To extract only the information you're interested in you can pipe the output to grep, e.g.
ps aux | grep inetd
Indeed the ps command gives the status of all the (hundreds) of processes running on your system, but the output can be filtered by the grep command or - better - by other options to the ps command itself, as for
See man ps