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PROCINFO Array

gawk stores information about the current process in an array named PROCINFO. The array contains the following fields:

Field

Description

egid

Effective group ID

euid

Effective user ID

FS

The type of field splitting being used, either FS or FIELDWIDTHS

gid

Group ID of the calling process

group n

Supplementary user group IDs associated with the process (group1, group2, etc.)

pgrpid

Process group ID

pid

Process ID

ppid

Parent process ID

uid

User ID of the calling process

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