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# 1  
Old 08-20-2008
Get pid

Hello people,
This question might seem to be a little naive but here it goes:
I want to know the PID of a script that is running in the background.
eg: There is a script called
I am using the command:
ps -ef | grep
But I am getting the output as
wrkarea 18524 9063 0 15:46:41 pts/4 0:00 grep
Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 08-20-2008
That means the script is no longer running.

If you wish to get the pid from within that script add a line like echo $$
# 3  
Old 08-20-2008
Hello redoubtable (nice nick by the way),
the script runs for 30secs ... and I am running the script within this time itself. So not sure what the problem is.
# 4  
Old 08-20-2008
AFAIK it should show process details if process is running. It might have been complete or killed and then you checked ps. (Just a doubt)

When you fire "bg" command does it show that your script is running in background ?

- nilesh
# 5  
Old 08-20-2008
Do one thing..... Run script and immediately run ps command.
Dont waste your time in typing ps -ef Smilie

try this..
sh; ps -aux | grep your_script

# 6  
Old 08-20-2008
Ok guys here is the latest update !!!
i'm running the script like this:
./ &
i am doing ps -ef | grep | grep -v grep
but as usual with no luck at all!!!
I also tried it with ps -ef | grep as stated earlier but with no luck.
There is a sleep time of 60 secs now in the script and i beleive my typing speed is good enough to get me the results!!!
# 7  
Old 08-21-2008
Is this because of the sleep time that is there? Does ps -ef list the processes that are sleeping because the manual says that it lists all the 'active' processes.

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