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pids – Retrieves process IDs list if the process is running otherwise return empty list

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Retrieves a list of PIDs of given process name in Ansible controller/controlled machines.Returns an empty list if no process in that name exists.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • psutil(python module)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
string / required
the name of the process you want to get PID for.

Examples

# Pass the process name
- name: Getting process IDs of the process
  pids:
      name: python
  register: pids_of_python

- name: Printing the process IDs obtained
  debug:
    msg: "PIDS of python:{{pids_of_python.pids|join(',')}}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
pids
list
list of none, one, or more process IDs
Process IDs of the given process

Sample:
[100, 200]


Status

Authors

  • Saranya Sridharan (@saranyasridharan)

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