Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
pidof [options] programs
Display the process IDs of the listed program or programs. pidof is actually a symbolic link to killall5.
Omit all processes with the specified process IDs.
Return a single process ID.
Also return process IDs of shells running the named scripts.