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Re: Field size in ps

Bob Hilliard writes:
> I am working on improving the startup file for a daemon that doesn't
> handle its pid file properly and consistently.  I am getting the pid by
> piping the output of ps ax through grep and cut.

Why not use pidof ?

> I am thinking of the case of machines that are up for long periods of
> time, with many users.  Are pids of processes that are nolonger running
> eventually recycled?

John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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