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Old 05-27-2002
Tools restrain the number of digits of a PID

How is it possible under UNIX to restrain the number of digits of the PID number?

For instance, we have a product that generates a PID of 7 digits, and we would like to have only 6 digits maximum instead for the PID.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-27-2002
This question does not make any sense. In every version of UNIX that I know of, PID's are in the range of 0 through 32000 and thus are restained to 5 digits. And introducing a further restraint to, say, a max of 9999 would require access to source code. It is certainly not tunable.

What version of UNIX are you using? What makes you think that you have 7 digit PID's?

I think that it's very unlikely indeed that you really have 7 digit PID's. But if you do, remember that no one is forcing you to display them in base 10. The largest 7 digit base 10 number is 9999999. In hexadecimal that's 98967F.
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