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Old 09-22-2010, 03:11 AM   #1
turf
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script to test if a program is running


i'm trying to test whether wget is working still or not.

while [ wget is still running ] <----- but how should this look please.?
do
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:05 AM   #2
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Hi,
I am new to Linux but I think this will help:
There is a directory in Linux called /proc that keeps all running processes information. You can find out if wget is running or not by searching for it in running processes list.
getProcessID() will perform this search for you, all you need is to supply it with the wget process name. You can find a sample code here: http://programming-in-linux.blogspot...name-in-c.html

Mobin
 
Old 09-22-2010, 04:43 AM   #3
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You can check with: 'pidof wget', 'pgrep wget', ...
 
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:42 AM   #4
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Code:
server:~# ps axu | grep -c wge[t]
1
server:~#
So you can simply use if/then/else to do what you need.
 
  


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