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Python | os.getpid() method

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  • Last Updated : 06 Nov, 2019
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OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.

os.getpid() method in Python is used to get the process ID of the current process.

Syntax: os.getpid()

Parameter: Not required

Return Type: This method returns a integer value denoting process ID of current process. The return type of this method is of class ‘int’.

Code #1: use of os.getpid() method

# Python program to explain os.getpid() method 
# importing os module 
import os
# Get the process ID of
# the current process
pid = os.getpid()
# Print the process ID of
# the current process


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