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Old 10-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Finding PID


Hey, I'm trying to follow your Tutorial on setting up Samba.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...nd_running_NOW
I'm at the part where its telling me to restart the inetd by typing the command:
kill -1 inetd_PID
It says to get the PID of the process inetd from my process list,
How do I find out what the PID is?
Thanks
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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run "pidof inetd" or read the output of "ps aux". note that only (afaik) slack and debian use inetd still. all others would use xinted.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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I ran the first command, "pidofinetd" and nothing happend.
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?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ohswrestler2009 View Post
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?
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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.
Code:
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
Code:
ps -C inetd
See man ps for details.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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if you ran "pidofinetd" then blatantly nothign will happen as that's not a real command, unlike what i said which was "pidof inetd"
 
  


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