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A signal trap that logs when your script was killed and what other processes were running at that time

Terminal - A signal trap that logs when your script was killed and what other processes were running at that time
trap "echo \"$0 process $$ killed on $(date).\" | tee ${0##*/}_$$_termination.log; echo 'Active processes at the time were logged to ${0##*/}_$$_termination.log'; ps u >> ${0##*/}_$$_termination.log; exit " HUP INT QUIT ABRT TERM STOP
2009-02-18 20:13:29
User: DEinspanjer
Functions: trap
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A signal trap that logs when your script was killed and what other processes were running at that time

trap is the bash builtin that allows you to execute commands when the current script receives a particular signal.

Uses $0 for the script name, $$ for the script PID, tee to output to STDOUT as well as a log file and ps to log other running processes.

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I like the concept, but maybe a simpler example to show how to use trap? It took me a minute to realize that the submission was one command that takes in a string and a list of signals. Either way, you definitely taught me new, very useful command! Cheers!

Comment by joem86 340 weeks and 3 days ago

Sure thing joem86! I posted it because it was something useful that I needed in this particular form, but a simplified example of trap is surely useful to others.

Comment by DEinspanjer 340 weeks and 3 days ago

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