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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: script to kill
From: Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 00:58:18 -0600
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glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> is there a way to grep out the pid of a process via bash script?
> basically what i want to do is write a script to start a program, BUT
> at the beginning of the script kill any current processes of that
> program.  is there a simple way to do this?  is there a program or
> script that will return only the PID of a process when given the name
> of the program?

$ ps -e | awk '$4==PROG{print $1}' PROG=init -

Just replace "init" with whatever program name you want. Note that you
may get multiple answers. If the intent is to run kill, this is fine:

$ kill -15 `ps -e | awk '$4==PROG{print $1}' PROG=killme -`

> jesse
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