[R] reading PID

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 23 14:58:47 CEST 2001

On Wed, 23 May 2001, Frank Gerrit Zoellner wrote:

> How can I read the process id of my actual R session?

That's an OS-specific question, isn't it?  Let me guess, Linux.  There is
no specific way to get the pid within an R process (what could you do
with it?), but you can trivially dyn.load some code to tell you via a call
to getpid.

Of course adding a Sys.getpid() function would be easy, but what use would
it be?  Also, what type is pid_t to map to in R?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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