[netflow-tools] flowd PID

Gijs Molenaar gijs at looze.net
Thu Jul 7 18:20:09 EST 2005


I have an other question.

Flowd doesn't create a PID file. I need to know the PID to send a SIGUSR 
for log rotation. Now it is possible to discover the PID with a command 

ps -aef | grep "flowd: monitor" | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'}

or grep to "flowd: net", but then you get multiple PID's when I run 
multiple flowd's (and I'm running multiple flowd's).

can't life be much more easier with the option of an PID file? Or is 
this wrong in the minimalistic philosophy and should this be handled by 


Gijs Molenaar
gijs at looze.net

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