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Old 12-13-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question How to write script with check running program


I need to write script witch will check is program running or not, and if not then start to program. I know how do to check if program run, but don't know how to do that script start a program if it's not running.

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:49 AM   #2
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if [ `ps -ef | grep -o $Program_name` ]
/etc/init.d/$Program_name start #or however you start the program

You may have to tweak the grep part. grep -o just returns whatever was matched. You could also adjust the ps -ef part. Maybe use a ps -A then grep the output.
Old 12-13-2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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pgrep program || program
you can replace pgrep by pidof if you don't have it
Old 12-13-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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pgrep!! Genius I never new about that command. Thanks!


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