Substitute an already running command

c=$(pgrep <cmd>) && <new_cmd> && kill $c
eg: Already running cmd sleep 120 Substitution cmd c=$(pgrep sleep) && sleep 5 && kill $c

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By: totti
2011-09-14 19:58:30

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