Get a process's pid by supplying its name

pidof () { ps acx | egrep -i $@ | awk '{print $1}'; }

By: pmbuko
2009-02-06 15:33:46

What Others Think

Note that there is also a `pidof` command which should be anywhere `killall` is installed. Also, the command is nicer if you specify which fields ps should show; pidof () { ps haxo comm,pid | awk '$1 ~ /firefox/ { print $2 }'
porges · 663 weeks and 4 days ago
Oops, hit submit by accident. That should be: pidof () { ps haxo comm,pid | awk "\$1 ~ /$@/ { print \$2 }" ; }
porges · 663 weeks and 4 days ago
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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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