I got a simple script if/else script working to check if a process is running and then email if it is not running anymore. My scenario is that I need to make sure the process is always running.
Instead of running the script via cron I think it is better to a have a looping script to check continually. Therefore my workflow is;
a loop to check a process is ruuning, if it is then no action, if it isn't then start the process and at that point send an email to say that it has been re-started. then go back to start of the loop.
This needs to be a csh script as it will source another csh script to if it needs to restart the process. This is the outline of what I cm up with
set DATE=`date +%d%m%y` set TIME=`date +%H%M` set RECIPIENT="firstname.lastname@example.org" set DPID = `ps -ef | grep "[u]e_21"` while ("$DPID" != "") echo "ue_21 is up" if ($DPID == "") then echo " test" echo "The ue_21 utility went down at $TIME on $DATE" and was told to restart | mail -s "The ue_21 utility went down" $RECIPIENT endif sleep 10 end
At the moment the 'while' element doesn't appear to work. The script keeps echoing 'ue_21 is up' even if i kill the ue_21 process in a different window.
i have just tried this but it doesn't echo the text in the while script so is not working;
while ("$DPID" =~ "*")
but this doesn't even echo 'ue_21 is up'. I think I may have the operators incorrect but am just puzzled now. any help would be great if you can see where i am going wrong