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Re: too many mutts

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On 02/04/08 14:36, BartlebyScrivener wrote:
> Hello,
> I am on Etch and using fluxbox mainly to manage windows. I use mutt
> for email. I start it with a key command.
> When I get many x-sessions and programs running at once, often mutt is
> running somewhere and I don't know it, so I do the mutt key command
> and start a 2nd mutt, then sometimes a third.
> Is there a script I could make that I could use to start mutt, and if
> mutt were already running, then it could just take me to the already-
> running instance of it, instead of starting a new mutt?
> Thanks for any help.
> I know some Python if it could be done in there. But I suspect I need
> a bash script?
> I didn't see a mutt option that would accomplish this.
> Thank you for any help.

I think I'd write a bash script to grep thru ps(1) and refuse to
start a new instance if a mutt instance is already running.

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