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    Inspired by the surprisingly convenient "-s" option of notify-when-up, pidof is a program that's intended to eliminate the manual (but very common) procedure of using "ps" and grep or less to look up a process' pid, before feeding that pid to some other program.

    This is perhaps illustrative of what it does:

    ...and a more pragmatic example:


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