what is the httpd.pid file usualy used for??

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Old 09-20-2001
Error what is the httpd.pid file usualy used for??

HI am new to unix! So i was looking one day at the server and i saw a file called httpd.pid,Smilie i asked the administrator but he didnt wanted to tel me so if you guys can help me that will be greath/...

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Old 09-20-2001
exactly what is means. httpd.pid= httpd process ID

if you cat the file it will have a small number string in it. if you did a ps -ef|grep &ltthat number&gt it will show that is the parent process id for your httpd
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