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shutdown if wget exit

Terminal - shutdown if wget exit
while pgrep wget || sudo shutdown -P now; do sleep 1m; done
2012-05-20 17:49:56
User: kev
Functions: shutdown sleep sudo wget
shutdown if wget exit


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As is, this runs until shutdown. Output of pgrep could be banished to /dev/null (current usage loops the pid to terminal)

while pgrep wget > /dev/null 2>&1 || sudo shutdown -P now; do sleep 1m; done

could be expanded to do something every time the process is not-running (e.g. re-spawn/keep-alive)

while pgrep gcalctool > /dev/null 2>&1 || gcalctool ; do sleep 0.1s; done

and, just in case one wants to use this for a single catch of a program stopping (e.g. notify when this process finishes this time) a break could be inserted to stop the looping

while pgrep wget > /dev/null 2>&1 || { zenity --info --text="wget is finished"; break; }; do sleep 1m; done

^example assumes zenity but one could also use notify-send, mail, whatever...

Comment by Quantum 184 weeks and 1 day ago

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