[Lazarus] Process ID

Kaj Mikkelsen laz at vgdata.dk
Thu Sep 13 10:17:29 CEST 2012

Michael Schnell wrote:
>IMHO its easier and more straight forward to do the functionality of
"pidof" directly in pascal code:

  >- do a loop with a findnext() to handle all directories within "/proc"
  >- in each of them test if a file "cmdline" exists
  >- read cmdline in a staring
  >- if this denotes the process you mean to access the directory name is
the PID

All depending on what was the purpose.
I thought the goal was to find all processes owned by a specific user, but
have now leaned this was not the case.
Using the /proc file system eliminate the need for a call to the underlying
OS which is good.

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