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How to Find a Process Name Using PID Number in Linux

Nov 01, 2016, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Kili)

In this article, we will look at how to find a process name by its process identification number (PID). Before we dive into the actual solution, let us briefly talk about how processes are created and identified by Linux. Every time a user or the system (Linux) launches a program, the kernel will create a process. A process holds execution details of the program in memory such as its input and output data, variables and so on.

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