Files with pid file extension 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!

empty - Creative Labs driver

empty - W32/Yayin-A worm data

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Software that open pid file

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PID file extension - Unix process ID

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.

MIME types:

The default software associated to open pid file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX 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.

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux 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:

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

How to convert:

A conversion for this particular file type is highly unlikely.

List of software applications associated to the .pid file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pid files.

Programs that can create pid file - Unix process ID

Programs supporting the exension pid on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create pid file action.


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

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