[arch-projects] [PATCH] get PID of shell scripts

Andrwe archlinux at andrwe.org
Sun Aug 28 17:34:34 EDT 2011

This modification just uses the parameter -x of pidof.
It just adds the possibility to look for a script name:

"Scripts too - this causes the program to also return process id's of 
shells running the named scripts." (manpage pidof(8))

So there won't be a break of current uses of this function.
I've also done some tests and the results are always the same wether 
you use -x for getting pid of normal programs or not.

A usecase is a script I've written which runs as daemon and which I 
wanted to start using an initscript.
Because it expands the functionality without loosing some I think it's 
worth adding.

Kind regards,

On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:22:01 +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Andrwe Lord Weber
> <archlinux at andrwe.org> wrote:
>> get_pid() can now get the PID of a running shell script which is 
>> given as parameter.
> Could you add a few words why we want this, preferably with a 
> usecase,
> and also argue why this will not break any current users of 
> get_pid()?
> Cheers,
> Tom

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