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Re: How best to see if syslogd is running?by BravoTwoZero (Scribe)
|on Jan 04, 2005 at 16:28 UTC||Need Help??|
Is there a reason why running stat on the pid file is a Bad Idea? I'm not suggesting it's the best way, mind. I'm just wondering if it's acceptable.
Updated: Thanks, bluto. I'd totally let that evacuate my brain. Cat the pid file to get the process id for which to grep in ps. Buh.
So, just to run mine into the ground:
... but it's just for my own excercise at this point. The stat is pointless, since I could just as easily bail if it dies on opening the file in the file handle.
Amatuers discuss tactics. Professionals discuss logistics.
And... my cat's breath smells like cat food.