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Old 11-01-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
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Need simple bash script help

I need ivman to run once as user 'ivman' on boot (no problem) and once as $USER on login so a test is required for an already running ivman as $USER. In case you log out and then back in we do not want 2 instances of ivman running as $USER

I'm getting closer but still no workie. Any help would be great. Ultimately the script would test for $CURRENTLY_LOGGED_IN_USER but it's not critical. I can figure that out later. Thanks.


IVMAN=`which ivman`
id=`pgrep -U glenn ivman`

if [ '$id' -eq '0' ]

Old 11-01-2006, 02:44 AM   #2
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How about something like the following instead of your pgrep line:

ps -ef | grep ivman | grep $USER | cut -f3
Adjusting -f3 to the appropriate field where necessary (I can't remember the PID field number off the top of my head).


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