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  • Last Updated : 12 Oct, 2021

The process.ppid property is an inbuilt application programming interface of the process module which is used to get the PID of the current parent process.



Return Value: This property returns an integer value specifying the PID of the current parent process.

Below examples illustrate the use of process.ppid property in Node.js:


// Node.js program to demonstrate the
// process.ppid Property
// Include process module
const process = require('process');
// Printing value
console.log("process id is " +;
// Printing parent process.ppid
console.log("parent process id is " + process.ppid);


process id is 12024
parent process id is 12168

Note: The above program will compile and run by using the node filename.js command.


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