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GETPID(2)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 GETPID(2)



NAME
       getpid, getppid - get process identification

SYNOPSIS
       #include <&lt;sys/types.h>&gt;
       #include <&lt;unistd.h>&gt;

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

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

       getppid() returns the process ID of the parent of the calling 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),  tmp-
       nam(3), credentials(7)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             1993-07-23                         GETPID(2)