2009/5/31 Kelly Jones <kelly.terry.jo...@gmail.com>: > How do I wait for a specific process to die? I want to do something like: > > waitpid 1234&&(echo "done!" | Mail -s "PROC DONE" kelly.terry.jo...@gmail.com) > > I'm sure this is trivial, but I can't find a way to do it. > > I wrote a Perl script that checks every second if /proc/pid exists, > but that only works if /proc is mounted + I'm now on VMs which can't > easily mount /proc > > -- > We're just a Bunch Of Regular Guys, a collective group that's trying > to understand and assimilate technology. We feel that resistance to > new ideas and technology is unwise and ultimately futile.
[ `ps ax |grep pid | wc -l ` = 1 ] && (echo "done!" | Mail -s "PROC DONE" kelly.terry.jo...@gmail.com) Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"