How to check process id in linux?

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by tina , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to check process id in linux?

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by adelia , 7 months ago

@tina 

To check the process ID (PID) in Linux, you can use one of the following methods:

  1. Using the ps command: Run the command ps aux to display all running processes along with their PIDs. Use ps -ef as an alternative command to achieve the same result. If you know the process name, you can use ps aux | grep
  2. Using the top command: Launch the top command in the terminal. Press SHIFT+P to sort the processes based on CPU usage, which will also display the corresponding PIDs.
  3. Using the pgrep command: Type pgrep
  4. Using the pidof command: Use pidof
  5. Using the htop command (if not installed, you can install it with sudo apt-get install htop): Run htop in the terminal to display an interactive process viewer. The PIDs are displayed in the first column.


These methods provide various ways to check the process ID based on your requirements and familiarity with command-line tools.

by bobbie.kris , 2 months ago

@tina 

Here are some more ways to check process IDs in Linux:

  1. Using the pgrep command: For example, to find the PID of a process named "firefox", you can use: pgrep firefox
  2. Using the pidof command: For example, to find the PID of a process named "chrome", you can use: pidof chrome
  3. Checking the PID of a specific process by using its name with the ps command: For example, to find the PID of a process named "nginx", you can use: ps aux | grep nginx
  4. Using the pstree command to view a tree of processes: This can provide a hierarchical view of processes running on the system along with their PIDs.


Each of these methods offers a different way to retrieve process IDs in Linux based on your specific requirements and preference.