pidof Linux Commands

What is Linux pidof Command?

Explanation

pidof COMMAND:

pidof linux command is used to find the process ID of a running program.

SYNTAX :


pidof [options..] program

OPTIONS:


-s Single shot - this instructs the program to only return one pid.
-x Scripts too - this causes the program to also return process id's of shells running the named scripts.
-o 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.

EXAMPLE:


  1. To find a process id of a particular console:
    pidof-sconsole

    This command prints the process id of the console.
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