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# $EPIC: ppid.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/29 21:02:33 jnelson Exp $

Synopsis:

$ppid()

Technical:

This function ignores its argument and returns the parent process id as returned by the ppid(2) system call.

Practical:

If you wanted to send a signal to the shell that ran your epic client, then you would need its process id.

Returns:

The process id of the client's parent process, which is usually your shell.

History:

This function first appeared in ircII-2.2pre7.myc6.phone

ppid.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 21:02 (external edit)