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Old 09-21-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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shell script to read ps -e output and determine process double processes.

hi. I just noticed doing ps -e that there was three instances of mplayer running. I am thinking of making a script to search the output of pe -e and determine if there are multiples of a program running. i am not sure as to how i can go about storing the output in a variable to make it easy to test against. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? thanks for your replies in advance.
Old 09-21-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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simple approach would be to grep the results in a count based on line and run test on it

ps -e | grep mplayer | wc -l

store as variable and run test on it like

i=$(ps -e | grep mplayer | wc l)
if [ i -gt 1 ]


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