PID (Process IDentifier) is the number that identifies a process running on a operational system.

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Open file in Notepad++ as a tab without closing launched process

Some old tools are designed to work with an external text editor. I am stuck using a legacy tool that does this in the following way: Create a temporary file with the content to be edited. Launch ...
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The server quit without updating PID file

I am trying to install MySQL on my Mac w/ Mavericks OS. Whenever I try sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start it shows an error The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/...
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PID not shown under Services in the Task Manager on Windows 8

I'm trying to run a program that defaults to port 9000 but there is an unknown source using that port. I found the PID by using, netstat -aon | more and went to the task managers service tab ...
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Is /var/run/user/$UID the new /var/run for PID files?

I have an application (running as a service as root) that creates a PID file under /var/run. But I'm wondering whether this is now no longer best practice. In Linux - alternative places where to ...
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Install perl module from rpm file

I have a perl issue and obviously I'm not a perl expert. I can not use CPAN. I've installed File::Pid using a rpm, or I tried. I downloaded perl-File-Pid-1.01-3.el5.noarch.rpm (and the perl-Class-...
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Routing packets to different available networks using process' pid / uid

I need to route packets from some processes(unique pids/uids) to desired network connection. So, Suppose we have 4 processes with pids 10, 11, 12, 13 respectively; and we have two network connections ...
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Init script changes for MongoDB

We have MongoDB(version 3.0) in production in standalone as well as in cluster mode. Currently we were facing issue saying "unclean shutdown detected hence unable to start mongod". 1. After debugging ...
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How can I find the PID for software where the name of the software is different from the executable?

I run "Videos" software from the Dash in Ubuntu. After some minutes the software freezes. I've tried searching for the PID of the software to kill it, but I can't find any result with these commands: ...
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Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the “netstat -ano” command?

I am using Windows 7, but this may be the same in other versions of windows. Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the 'netstat -ano' command? ...
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how do I get the PID list and USERNAME of each of those PIDs in LINUX using python?

I am trying to get the PID's and their respective usernames for displaying something similar to the top command in linux. I managed to get the list of PIDs but I am unable to fetch any username for ...
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How do I figure out a root cause of a zombie process?

A process on a production linux server became a zombie with unknown reason. I wonder if there is a certain methodology to find out what causes it.
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bash: monitoring which files are used by a process in real time

Is there any command to track what files are opened / closed / written by program with given PID in real time? I want to: run a program, enable program file operations monitoring, do some stuff in ...
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Process ID files missing from remote Ubuntu Linux PC?

I am running Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS on a PC in my office and on a virtual machine hosted on Azure. For some reason, the remote PC is not creating a PID file for each process. Everything else seems to ...
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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ....
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Squid Proxy process not running

Hey community, some days ago my squid crashed. I'm running squid 2.6 STABLE21 on CentOS. The output of the "show squid status" command is just squid dead but pid file exists starting the ...