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Re: Check if a process is running on Windows

by bibo (Pilgrim)
on Jun 14, 2004 at 01:41 UTC ( #366386=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Check if a process is running on Windows

Umm, this is pointed in a slightly different direction....

How about having the original script write it's PID at start to a file, say your metascript could grab that PID and then query the OS if this particular PID is alive and kicking.... I have also written programs that update the run file every N minutes, as a keep-alive indicator. Then at least you have some idea when it died, and can start determining WHY it died. Good luck, I know how ugly and hurtful the Win32 world can be <grin>

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