Assigning a PID to a given program?

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Fri Jun 13 11:35:15 PDT 2003

At 2003-06-13T17:59:52Z, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> writes:

>> Regreatably it was long enough back that I can't remember which ones it
>> was.  One I think might have been in question was when I was rebuilding
>> my sendmail configs.  When the script tried to bounce sendmail it tried
>> to do it by PID.

> It does this and several other utilities do this.  But, the way they do it
> is to write their pid in to a file when they start up and then if the
> script needs to HUP or kill them, it gets the PID out of the file.

So can we safely say that the original request was not quite exactly
Kirk Strauser
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