How to know a executable has finished his task

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Old 01-03-2008
How to know a executable has finished his task

Hi frnds,

I want to know is there a way by which we can know that a C++ executable has finished its job in shell script.

My task is as follows:

1.Shell script calls a executable

2.Executable executes and performs its job of generating some reports.

Now i want my shell script to detect this that is C++ executable has completed its job so that shell script can send the reports as attachement.

Please help me urgently on this
# 2  
Old 01-03-2008
Perform a simple

ps -aef |grep [process name] |grep -v grep

If it doesn't return any data, process is finished.
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Old 01-03-2008
What is the difference between this and
# 4  
Old 01-04-2008
Wat this done means
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Old 01-04-2008
Duplicate thread. That is against the rules. Use
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