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GET_IDLPID

GET_IDLPID

Name


      GET_IDLPID

Purpose


      Get Process ID of IDL current IDL session (Unix only).

Category


Calling Sequence


      pid = get_idlpid()

Inputs


Keyword Parameters


Outputs


      pid = returned Process ID of the current IDL session. out

Common Blocks


Notes


      Note: The Process ID (PID) of the calling session of IDL is
        returned as a string. This can be useful to create
        unique file names for example. Returns a null string
        for non-unix operating systems. As a check try
        idl> spawn,"pidof idl" which will list the PIDs of all
        IDL sessions currently running on the system (unix only).

Modification History


      R. Sterner, 2005 Jan 05
      R. Sterner, 2010 Jun 04 --- Converted arrays from () to [].
  Copyright (C) 2005, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.



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