Files with pid suffix can be often found as some kind of process ID  files for apps on Unix and Linux operating systems.

There are 2 other file types using
the PID file extension!

pid file - Creative Driver file

pid file - W32/Yayin-A worm data file

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Software that works with pid file extension

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PID file extension - Unix process ID file

What is pid file? How to open pid files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The pid file extension is mainly associated with Unix and Linux based operating systems for various computer platforms.

These .pid files contains the process id (a number) of a given program.

The default software associated to pid file type:

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The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

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Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open PID files:

You most likely cannot open this type of .pid files manually.

How to convert file with extension PID:

A conversion for this particular file type is highly unlikely.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pid file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pid file, edit pid file, convert pid file, view pid file, play pid file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others pid file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pid file - Unix process ID file

Click on the software link for more information about Unix. Unix uses pid file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).


Main software associated with pid file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems

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