On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 04:36:20PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 07:13:50PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> >     would this works, say in .zlogin, to  say that X is up:
> > 
> >     if [ -e /tmp/.X11-unix/X0 ]
> >     then
> >             echo "X is up."
> >             exit 0;
> >     else
> >             echo "No X yet"
> >             exit 1;
> >     fi
> > 
> >     or is there something more clever?
> 
> I'm not sure if it's any cleverer, but I would probably make a call to
> pgrep(1) instead of relying on the existence of a file that might exist,
> even if X isn't running (unusual, but it does happen now and then, here at
> least) - something like
> 
> if (pgrep "Xorg")
> then
>   echo "X is up."
>   exit 0
> else
>   echo "No X yet..."
>   exit 1
> fi


        i don't remember using pgrep last time, but it seems more
        failsafe,
        so thankee.  i seem to recall that /tmp/.X11* is zapped during
        powerdown, butt for ssure, X has Got to be the the proc table:-)

        gary

> 
> ... should do the trick.
> 
> And bear in mind that ~/.zlogin is run *after* ~/.zshrc, whereas ~/.zprofile
> is run *before* it. It might matter, depending on what you are trying to do.
> 
> Dan
> 
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> Daniel Bye
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