# $EPIC: ppid.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/29 21:02:33 jnelson Exp $
This function ignores its argument and returns the parent process id as returned by the ppid(2) system call.
If you wanted to send a signal to the shell that ran your epic client, then you would need its process id.
The process id of the client's parent process, which is usually your shell.
This function first appeared in ircII-2.2pre7.myc6.phone