Assigning a PID to a given program?
dragoncrest at voyager.net
Fri Jun 13 19:59:02 PDT 2003
After doing some reading and some research, I'm seriously leaning
that direction. I didn't know about PID's being written to files like
that. I'll look into this a bit more. It just seemed strange to me is all.
At 03:45 PM 6/13/03 -0700, Viktor Lazlo wrote:
>On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Dragoncrest wrote:
> > Ok, not sure if this is possible, but I thought I'd ask just in
> > case. What I'm looking to do is to assign a given Program ID number to a
> > specific process if possible. I know FBD assigns them automatically as
> > they're executed, but I've hit into at least one or two apps that's looking
> > for a particular program running on a particular PID (don't ask me
> > why. it's kinda stupid as far as I'm concerned) in order to connect to
> > it. Yet the program is running with a totally different PID. Is there a
> > way to assign a specific PID number to a program at launch or maybe even
> > reset the PID counter to zero so that the program takes the lowest
> > available PID at launch? Just curious mostly. Thanks.
>This seems highly suspicious to me--any properly written software should
>be relying on the host OS to assign the PID when the applicatin is
>launched. Are you sure it's not really looking for the active session's
>PID in a variable or file that it's configuration is not creating or
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