Using SHELL to get a list of processes
h at FlexibleLearning.com
Thu Feb 5 12:55:45 CST 2009
Using shell()to determine if my Rev app is among the line of all running
processes. If so, then user has started a second instance and I want to
Task 1: Get a list of all running processes and IDs.
Task 2: Get the process name and ID of my Rev app.
With me so far? Okay...
I should be able to get a list of all running process using "ps -e"
(according to http://www.ss64.com/bash/ps.html).
So I try this in the message box, hoping to see some sort of a list:
answer shell("ps -e")
What I get instead is 'ps is not recognised as an internal or external
command, operable program or batch file.'
Same result using shell("top") and shell("list-processes").
So what stupidity am I doing, please (apart from naively expecting the
syntax to work)? And how do I get the process name & ID of the app?
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