Process Identifier (PID)

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How to get pid of just started process

I want to start process (eg. myCommand) and get its pid (to allow to kill it later). I tried ps and filter by name, but I can not distinguish process by names myCommand ps ux | awk ...
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MySQL server quit without updating PID file

I need help on how to start the mysql server. The problem arise when the root directory was full. To be able to login to directadmin and start mysql, I added a soft link of the /var/lib/mysql/ to ...
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PID file for C program for monit [closed]

How can I create a pid file for a C program to be used in monit, and how do I monitor that C program using monit?
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Directory in /var/run gets deleted after hard reboot

I keep my sphinx pid in /var/run/sphinx/searchd.pid but every time I hard reboot the directory /var/run/sphinx disappears and sphinx fails to start. Is there a way to make that directory stick or ...
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sshd running but no PID file

I'm recently started using monit to monitor the status of sshd on my CentOS 5.4 server. This works fine, but every so often monit reports that sshd is no longer running. This isn't true - I am still ...
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Can start-stop-daemon use environmental variables?

I need to daemonize a Windows app running in Wine, and create a pid in /var/run. Since it requires an X11 session to run, I need to make sure the $DISPLAY variable is set in the running user's ...
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How can I enable pid and ppid fields in psacct dump-acct?

I am currently using the psacct package on Centos to perform accounting on processes run by users. The info file1 suggests that it is possible to output pid and ppid depending on what information ...