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Old 05-13-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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killing a hung up process with a script

Ok here is my situation, In our shipping warehouse I have a print server running CUPS. Every once in awhile ghostscript get hung up and it puts a halt to everything until we can kill gs and restart cupsd. My boss wants me to make a script that will check everyfew minutes to see if gs is hung up or not and if so kill it and restart cupsd. now I know how to kill it without using a pid through my script from searching the forums but how can i get it to check how long, let's say i want it to kill it if it has been running for more than 3 minutes. any ideas?
Old 05-13-2003, 01:07 PM   #2
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nevermind i figured it out
Old 04-13-2006, 11:40 PM   #3
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care to share your solution?

I'd love to see it...

I assume it started out as something similiar to this:

ps aux|grep user|grep pattern|awk '{print $2}'|xargs kill -9

Last edited by ender42; 04-13-2006 at 11:47 PM. Reason: one way of killing stuff without pid's


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