Help with simple script to find PID of process

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MySQL Help with simple script to find PID of process

Hi everyone. I've been reading around and am a little bit overwhelmed, hoping to find a kind soul out there to hold my hand through writing my first script. This need has emerged at work and I haven't much experience writing shell scripts, but this is a problem we have with a production environment and I am tasked with providing the solution. After 3 days of staring and trying to Frankenstein together a solution, I'm no closer than I was when I started. I need some help, and so am kindly requesting it, with crossed fingers. I've put on my flame-retardant shield and am admitting I am a complete newbie off the bat. I'm at your mercy!

Here is the situation: we have a java process that keeps crashing. Normally in this situation we would monitor the existence of the pid file to tell us when it is available, but in this case the process is crashing due to a memory fault, which is leaving the pid file stranded. Therefore, it is necessary to periodically run a command, 'jps -l | grep cq' to see if the process is actually available, and interpret the result.

I have a few unique challenges in this case. First, I need to monitor on three different production boxes (all SunOS), but the directory where jps is kept is in two different locations. On one box it is:


and the other:


Once I'm able to determine which location the command is to be run from, the command should be run, and if a line is returned then result is 0, if nothing is returned then 1.

It seems so simple but I'm lacking the know-how to put it all together.

I have bits and pieces but I'm sure there are large holes in the script:

IF [ $PID == 0 ]
CMD="jps -l | grep cq" If I left anything out please let me know - I'm very closely monitoring the thread. Thank you in advance. Smilie
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Is this what you are trying to do?


if [ -d $CMDPATH1 ] 
      # $CMDPATH1/cmd - Execute your command
elif [ -d $CMDPATH2 ]
      # $CMDPATH2/cmd - Execute your command

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That looks so tidy and nice!

The second part is I guess, how to interpret the output and pass that into a message.

So, the output of the command, if everything is hunky dory, returns the following:

root@system>/usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.5.0/bin> jps -l | grep cq
11604 cq5-author-4502.jar

If not, nothing comes back. How do I make that input readable? This is such a basic question but I hope I'm in the right place - I need to "echo" this output, and in order to do so need to store the output as a variable, correct?

Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate you helping me get through this!
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If you want to check that the process: cq5-author-4502.jar is running and do some action, then you can try:-

if [ `jps -l | grep cp| wc -l` -eq 0 ]
      echo "Process is not running"
      # Or do what you want to do here.
      echo "Process is running"
      # Ignore

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Thank you!!! Smilie
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#set variables
CMD="jps -l | grep cq | wc -l"

if [ -d $CMDPATH1 ]
elif [-d $CMDPATH2 ]

if [ 'jps -l | grep cq | wc -l' -eq 0 ]
        echo "Process is not running"
        echo "Process is running"

exit 0

This is what I've got so far. I do get an "invalid argument count" when I run it:

root@server>/var/opt/OV/bin/instrumentation> ./ cq_mon
invalid argument count
usage: jps [-help]
       jps [-q] [-mlvV] [<hostid>]

    <hostid>:      <hostname>[:<port>]
./[57]: jps -l | grep cq | wc -l: bad number
Process is running

Can anyone tell me what's happening here?
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if [ 'jps -l | grep cq | wc -l' -eq 0 ]

to this:
if [ `jps -l | grep cq | wc -l` -eq 0 ]


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