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Old 05-25-2010
Few shell programs advice

Hy i have some tasks to do in school but i'm having problems with it,so could you help me out? Smilie

first there is a task where i have to find a running program on the system and kill it, then repeat that every 5 minutes. The name of the process is given with an argument. I have done this so far, but still not working.

if $1 in $(ps -e) ; then
kill $(pidof $1)
sleep 5m
fi

then i have to write a program which can tell me how many processes is running by some user, from the /etc/passwd file
it should look like this:
root 50
me 55
other 2

with this i just get the sum of all processes
user=$(cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd)
process=$(( pgrep -cu $user))
echo -e "$user"

and the final one is where i have to search all files in given directory and it's subdirectories and it should give me a file wich was last changed(used)

the argument of the program should be like for example: /usr/etc

and the output would be: /usr/etc/httpd/httpd Oct 25 12:16


Please give me some good pointers, i'll appreciate it very much THANKS !
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Old 05-26-2010
Here's a pointer to the, aptly named, Homework & Coursework Forum. Be sure to read the special rules that are in effect there.
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