Bug 437716 - pidof -x not finding shell scripts
Summary: pidof -x not finding shell scripts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sysvinit
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-16 22:35 UTC by Dan Kenigsberg
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-12-08 20:25:29 UTC

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let pidof -x find shell scripts, too (553 bytes, patch)
2008-03-16 22:41 UTC, Dan Kenigsberg
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Description Dan Kenigsberg 2008-03-16 22:35:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
I ran (on fedora 8)
  python s.py &
  pidof -x s.py
returned nothing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. python s.py &
2. pidof -x s.py

Actual Results:
empty line

Expected Results:
pid of the shell (in this case, the python process) running s.py

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dan Kenigsberg 2008-03-16 22:41:20 UTC
Created attachment 298221 [details]
let pidof -x find shell scripts, too

Please consider this patch; I don't see why requiring that the shell name would
equal the script name is reasonable.

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Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-12-08 20:25:29 UTC
Won't work - in the case of your s.py, not only would it match:

  python s.py

but it would also match:

  vim s.py

and even:

  pidof s.py

The idea is that it matches the script if s.py itself is executable and ran directly.

Comment 4 Dan Kenigsberg 2008-12-14 18:36:10 UTC
yep, you're right. maybe it should've resolved as notabug?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-12-16 14:57:34 UTC
Yeah, that's probably better. Tweaking resolution.

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