i0exception i0exception - 6 months ago 23
Bash Question

Getting PID of sshd

I am executing sshd in a bash script using

$ /usr/sbin/sshd


How do I get the process ID of this sshd that I executed?

Answer

sshd will typically write a PID file; by default this is at /var/run/sshd.pid. You can use this to find the process ID of the listening sshd process. You should be aware that sshd may fork several subprocesses as it works, so what you want really depends on what you intend to do with it.