[R] reading PID

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Wed May 23 16:11:32 CEST 2001

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 06:47:47AM -0700, M. Edward Borasky wrote:
> The classical use for one's own PID is generating a unique temporary file
> name.

  You can use 'tempfile()' for this (main advantage: it is portable
  to non Unix platform).
  Anyway, if you really want the R's PID, the following one line
  command work for me under Linux (Debian 2.2 to be exact)
  > PID<-as.numeric(system("ps|grep R.bin|sed \"s/ .*//\"",intern=TRUE))     
  > PID
  [1] 24455

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