Elegant way to get pid of exec node running in spawn mode?

Elegant way to get pid of exec node running in spawn mode? I guess I can grab the command before I pass it into the exec node and poll its process detail while the exec node is busy? But thought there might be a better way?

Does it not provide it as a status message ?

Not that I am seeing... I solved the issue by running another exec node in parallel using 'ps' to snag the pid and cpu%, then display same while the initial exec node is running. So issue resolved. But, yes, would be nice if pid was returned as a message part when exec node is used in spawn mode. Maybe even pass in a parameter string, like what you do with 'ps -eo' such that user could get pid, command text, cpu%, memory%, etc. for the process running.

Here is the flow, it is a bit over kill, since I wanted it to 'look' nice while running, formatting output, etc.

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This flow started as an idea to understand how to element scrolling text output, and kinda morphored into more as I was playing with idea.

Hmm - it should do... and be catchable by the status node.
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Ah! I was looking for it... in the message returned from the exec node its self. As a message part or part of the payload. Thanks.

I still need the cpu% (load) information so I guess I will need the additional exec node anyway.