[erlang-questions] Registered names and pids

Anders Nygren <>
Wed May 14 05:24:32 CEST 2008


On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:59 PM, Deryk Barker <> wrote:
> Maybe I shouldn't need to know this, but I can't find any obvious way:
>  is it possible, given the name of a registered process, to find its pid:
>  a) on the same nod b) on another node?
>
>  Merci.

Locally registered name
whereis(Name)

Globally registered name
global:whereis_name(Name)

Locally registered on another node
rpc:call('Node, erlang, whereis,[Name]).

/Anders

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