[SOLVED] Executing and killing a process from sh file
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if you run a program in the background, e.g. with a & at the end then the $! variable will contain the pid of that forked process whcih you can then kill. Alternatively you can use a tool like pkill to kill it by name.
considering the above code as the example, instead of top consider sm other process is invoked which does not stop unless its done manually. if u try executing the code i wrote, although a temp.txt is created wid the expected o/p, the control does not proceed to cat statement coz top is still running. is there a way to kill this 'top' process from the code itself?
instead of creating a new process, can it b killed from the same code
txt1="top > temp.txt"
kill (wateva pid it is)
echo "\n\nContents of temp.txt....\n"
(this dsnt work coz the control never arrives at kill statement)
druuna...this code does not complete the execution becoz top is still running.
plz dont consider only the 'top' process. take any process 'pro1' which has to be started n terminated manually
Last edited by silverghost; 12-21-2010 at 07:47 AM.
the execution wont b compeleted. hw can this code be modified so that the code is fully executed? after the eval statement is called i want to kill the top process which has been invoked. can this be done?