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Old 10-25-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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using bash to find the pid of a process called "name"


how would one use a bash script to get the pid of a process by using its name?

i need to use the number in a script, so using ps -A|grep thename wont do

any help?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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ps -A | grep <name> | awk '{print $1}'

for example ...


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Old 10-25-2004, 09:45 PM   #3
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Or even simpler... pidof <name> ...
 
Old 10-25-2004, 10:01 PM   #4
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See, I learn something new every day :)

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