[mythtv-users] Mythbackend randomly dies

Joe Ripley vitaminjoe at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 22:26:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> Can you explain Tino (For a linux intermediate like myself)? :)

A command like 'ps ax | grep -v grep | grep mythbackend' will search
for 'mythbackend' in the entire command line of each running process.
So, a command like 'tail -f /var/log/mythbackend.log' would also
return TRUE for your script.

Use something like this instead:

if pidof mythbackend ; then
    <do something>
    <do something else>

Joe Ripley
vitaminjoe at gmail.com

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