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# 1  
Old 04-04-2002
finding process id

is there a way to find the process id of a process because i have same process invoked several times.
when i need to kill them, i get confused with the id.

# 2  
Old 04-04-2002
best way if you can do ps -aux im sure the process name that you are running. If you can try ps --username for the current process that you execute, by this way you have a idea on which process can be killed, rather then confused of all the systems process. One more suggestion ps -eo "%p" actually it will lists out the normal default output and easy for you to kill (works on AIX havent try on any other OS's) Give a try post back if this doesnt help..
# 3  
Old 04-04-2002
hi killerserv,
thanks for ther response, but i think i need to explain more..

well, I am using a HP Unix system.
and I generally use

ps -u username

and try that..
but when i have a number of same processes and i want to kill only one of them.. such as
i have 4 netscapes running out of which i need to kill one.. i do not know which id corresponds to which process..


$ps -u username | grep netscape

3598 pts/1 0:00 netscape
4561 ? 0:00 netscape
3596 pts/1 4:07 netscape
4560 ? 1:31 netscape
3794 ? 3:34 netscape
3795 ? 0:00 netscape

now is there a way to identify that from the netsacpe itself?

# 4  
Old 04-05-2002
Well, you could use ps -ef, which shows the parent process id as well, and check to see who (or what) started it.
# 5  
Old 04-05-2002
Hi LivinFree,

I tried
ps -ef |grep netscape

sskb 2430 2429 0 22:55:51 ? 1:35 /usr/local/netscape/netscape
sskb 2508 2507 0 23:14:39 ? 0:09 /usr/local/netscape/netscape

but i do not get anything like the window id..(if there is one).. so that i can know what i need.

well, is there any utility which can give the status of a window along with process id..
i think this would be a great help.

# 6  
Old 04-07-2002
In your example 'ps -ef | grep netscape' resulted in:

sskb 2430 2429 0 22:55:51 ? 1:35 /usr/local/netscape/netscape
sskb 2508 2507 0 23:14:39 ? 0:09 /usr/local/netscape/netscape

In the first line, the PID 2430 represents the PID of the running task 'netscape'. Now if you do a ps on the Parent PID (PPID):

ps -ef | grep 2429

you'll find the owner of the task netscape. -mk
# 7  
Old 04-09-2002
hi Mike,
I get your point..
but I need to correlate between the process id and the process window.
let me know if that isn't making sense,

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