[arch-general] get pid of daemon in init script
kanocz at intrak.sk
Fri Feb 8 15:24:07 EST 2008
yes you are right.
root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# /etc/rc.d/proftpd stop
:: Stopping ProFTPd Server
root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# PID=`pidof -o %PPID -x /usr/sbin/proftpd`
root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# echo $PID
root at sentinel:/home/sentinel#
Sorry, I made a mistake. I usually do not have my ftp server running.
But I forgot, that I was moving something between my computer and laptop. :)
Btw proftpd's init script does the same. The proftpd.pid file is empty.
Travis Willard wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2008 3:06 PM, Sentinel <kanocz at intrak.sk> wrote:
>> It works perfectly (at least for me), just you have to ensure, that you
>> call it with appropriate rights while testing:
>> my testing:
>> sentinel at sentinel:~$ su
>> with power comes great responsibility
>> root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# PID=`pidof -o %PPID -x /usr/sbin/proftpd`
>> root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# echo $PID
>> root at sentinel:/home/sentinel# [ -z "$PID" ] && echo "pid is empty"
>> root at sentinel:/home/sentinel#
> That is because you already have /usr/sbin/proftpd running. In the
> case of running the start initscript, the PID is sampled before the
> application ever starts, and hence will return no PID, as Dan already
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