Using python to check the status of a program
j.r.gao at motorola.com
Mon Dec 29 03:19:30 CET 2003
"The Jetman" <jetman516 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 1st, which OS are we talking about ? *IF* we're talking about
> Linux/Unix/FreeBSD, then it only takes a few lines:
> import os
> import string
> f = os.popen( 'ps -ax' )
> s = f.readlines()
> if string.find( s, 'target_pgm' ) > -1:
> #### we found it, so do something....
If the process id is known, use "kill -0 pid" to check if the process is
Additional, you may need to check if it's coring even the return value of
the kill command is not 0.
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