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Old 07-14-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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obtaining PID of shell script


How can i obtain the PID of a just started shell script.

Old 07-14-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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You can do ps -ef and look for the name of the program that's running. The PID will be shown in the second column, if memory serves.

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Old 07-14-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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You can also have the script itself report the value. The shell variable $$ contains the pid. If you need to share that information with external programs/scripts, just output it to a file. Something like:
echo $$ > /tmp/
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From inside the script you can use $$ to obtain the PID (e.g. echo $$)

EDIT: AHH! DH beat me to it

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