[mythtv-users] Wife Acceptance Factor question: dealing with crashes

Tom Dombrosky tbdombrosky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 20:39:36 UTC 2004

I have a script that I use to kill and restart mythfrontend whenever a
button is pushed on the remote.  It works like a charm.  Just put it
in your .lircrc file and use irexec to execute the script.

Here's the script:

MYTHEXISTS=`/bin/ps -e | grep mythfrontend | grep -v grep | awk '{print $1}'`;

if [ "$MYTHEXISTS" != "" ]; then
        for MYTHPROCESS in `/bin/ps -e | grep mythfrontend | grep -v
grep | awk '{print $1}'`
                echo $MYTHPROCESS;
                kill -9 $MYTHPROCESS;

/usr/bin/mythfrontend &

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