getpid - get process id

 

SYNOPSIS

<getpid>


DESCRIPTION
The getpid function returns the process id (pid) of the Vortex process running the script. This may be used to identify a process among multiple simultaneous Vortex invocations.


DIAGNOSTICS
The getpid function returns the integer Vortex process ID.


CAVEATS
The getpid function was added in version 2.1.900900000 19980720.

Although a process id is unique among currently-running processes, it may be re-used eventually once a process exits.


SEE ALSO
sysinfo, procexists, kill


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