Re: bash: finding if mozilla is running
On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 13:50:05 +0200, Seneca wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:22:53AM +0100, David selby wrote:
>> Writting a small script to make mozilla show the results of HTML code
>> written in vi, when vi saves, the script automaticly changes mozilla
>> to show that HTML.
>> I need to know if mozilla is running, if not I need to call it first
>> ... seemed simple
>> if ! ps ax | grep "mozilla-bin" &>/dev/null; then
>> /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla -P web &
>> Ie its picking up on the grep process, finding "mozilla-bin", saying
>> yep its running, dont call mozilla & bang, script fails.
> ps --no-headers -C "mozilla-bin" | grep -q -- "-bin"
Why grep? ps returns != 0 if no mozilla-bin process can be found and == 0
if one is found.
ps -C mozilla-bin >/dev/null
should cover it.
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