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NAME

       getpid, getppid - get process identification

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <unistd.h>

       pid_t getpid(void);
       pid_t getppid(void);

DESCRIPTION

       getpid() returns the process ID of the calling process.  (This is often
       used by routines that generate unique temporary filenames.)

       getppid() returns the process ID of the parent of the calling  process.

ERRORS

       These functions are always successful.

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, SVr4

SEE ALSO

       fork(2),   kill(2),   exec(3),   mkstemp(3),   tempnam(3),  tmpfile(3),
       tmpnam(3), credentials(7)

COLOPHON

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