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GETPID

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 1993-07-23
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NAME

getpid, getppid - get process identification  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getpid(void);
pid_t getppid(void);  

DESCRIPTION

getpid() returns the process ID of the current process. (This is often used by routines that generate unique temporary filenames.)

getppid() returns the process ID of the parent of the current process.  

ERRORS

These functions are always successful.  

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, SVr4  

SEE ALSO

fork(2), kill(2), exec(3), mkstemp(3), tempnam(3), tmpfile(3), tmpnam(3)


 

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