Hey all I would like to use Pd to start and stop several instances of a certain command. I need to catch the stdout of the commands in Pd, so I can monitor their status. Also, I want to be able to kill them individually.
I tried to achieve that with [ggee/shell], but there are some culprits. When I launch the command directly in [shell] like this: [command ( | [shell] I get the command's stdout on the left outlet of [shell], but I don't know of a reliable way to send a SIGHUP signal to command. On the other, I can launch a wrapper script that sends command to the background and returns its PID: #!/bin/sh command & echo $! and in Pd, I do: [./wrapper.sh ( | [shell] and the left outlet of [shell] gives me the PID of the command which allows me to reliably kill that instance later. However, this way [shell] doesn't output the command's stdout. Is there a way to have my cake and eat it, too? Roman
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