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Just a note, adding to what sgifford said...

I've seen some scripts around listing /proc to check if the process is still running. I prefer to use a kill 0 on the proccess...

And I, personally, prefer the second way because it can be used for lockfiles even if the only place you can write the lockfile can't provide locking, or the locking isn't reliable (NFS)


In reply to Re^2: Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long by ruoso
in thread Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long by beppu

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