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# 8  
Old 11-05-2009
Perhaps you could put it in a function:

Code:
function CheckRunning {
  [ "$(ps -ef | awk '/jboss/ {print $2}')" ] && return 0

  return 1
}

....

CheckRunning || echo ...not running ...
or
CheckRunning && echo ...is running...
or
if [ $(CheckRunning) -eq 0 ]; then
  echo Is Running
else
...
fi
etc.

# 9  
Old 11-05-2009
Thanks Scott, once again...let me try that.
# 10  
Old 11-06-2009
The original problem is in this command:
Quote:
ps -eo pid,comm
The option "comm" to "ps" shows shows the name of the process (in this case "java") not the command used to start the process.

This shows the command line (including the string "jboss"), though it could be truncated.
Code:
ps -eo pid,args

# 11  
Old 11-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by methyl
The original problem is in this command:

The option "comm" to "ps" shows shows the name of the process (in this case "java") not the command used to start the process.

This shows the command line (including the string "jboss"), though it could be truncated.
Code:
ps -eo pid,args

Actually the original problem was that I completely missed the fact it was AIX. It all went downhill from that point!
# 12  
Old 11-06-2009
Oops. My problem was not reading the posts in the right order.

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