GETPID(2)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 GETPID(2)
NAME
       getpid, getppid - get process identification

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <unistd.h>

       pid_t getpid(void);
       pid_t getppid(void);

DESCRIPTION
       getpid() returns the process ID of the current process.  (This is often
       used by routines that generate unique temporary filenames.)

       getppid() returns the process ID of the parent of the current  process.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, SVr4

SEE ALSO
       fork(2),  kill(2),  exec(3),  mkstemp(3),  tempnam(3), tmpfile(3), tmp-
       nam(3)

Linux 0.99.11                     1993-07-23                         GETPID(2)