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I want to create a script which toggles a daemon (here proftpd). On the first execution it should start it and on the next one it should stop it but first check if proftpd is already running or not (and make the decision to start or stop on that).
I have created this script:
if pgrep proftpd > /dev/null; then
exec /etc/init.d/proftpd stop
exec /etc/init.d/proftpd start
but it always stop proftpd and never starts it (even if pgrep proftpd is empty).
Where is the problem and how can I solve it?
Thanks in advance.
The installed grep version doesn't support -w and another strange thing is that the script stops right after the stop of proftpd (it doesn't even display the echo command in the next line of the same if-statement).
isn't there another solution for a toggle script?