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Date: 2011sep30
Level: beginner
Language: C/C++
Keywords: pid, ppid

Q.  How do I obtain the ID of the current process?

A.

On Windows:

DWORD dwPid = GetCurrentProcessId();
On Linux:
pid_t pid = getpid();
There is also getppid() for getting your parent's ID. Among other things, the process ID is useful for making unique temporary file names.