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Old 07-26-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: England
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Auto Kill??

I'm making a screenless MP3 box and need xmms, lircd and irxevent to automatically restart if they die for any reason.

I have found out how to make these progs/daemons restart automatically if closed but I don't know how to set it up to automatically send a kill -9 signal to them if they crash or hang.

Does anyone know how to make a script to monitor progs/daemons and send a signal to them?


Old 01-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Mandriva 2010.1
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auto kill

BongFish, I am sorry that no one ever replied to your question. It maybe that there is or was a low demand for such a thing. I would like to know should you even see this post, did you find your answer?

I found a post from 2005 @ but might not be willing or able to try it as I need it for an account owned by a 75 year old newb user that forgets to close his games some times. So I need to add a time variable I think. Here at the link I will supply it looks to be both a work or thought in process and an actual script to deploy. No word is given how it went for the user.

God Bless,


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