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 - Creative Driver file
.pid - W32/Yayin-A worm data file
Software that works with pid file extension
PID file extension - Unix process ID file
What is pid file? How to open pid files?
File type specification:
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:
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.
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.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .pid file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 File-Extensions.org'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.).