[LA.pm] app_running status...and the answer is!
davidmailinglist at cloudgraphics.com
Mon Nov 6 06:33:00 PST 2006
>A comprehensive overview (a brief one as perl completely documents
>these methods) was, imo, called for, without giving away the
>entire algorithm, in order for the poster to have some work
>to do themselves.
Rightly so. I almost gave up on my own thread because I was looking
for a subject line as I've posted. I know the perl people tend to be
insight here. (I apologize for the delay, I was away on business.)
I'm clutching my knuckles as if they can't be bloodied. A few books
gave me some insight into my horrendous assumption. Many thanks to
the camel book, and the little camel book.
open(COMMAND, "ps -U user |") or die "Can't run program: $!\n";
$shell_output .= $_;
unless ($shell_output =~ /firefox/)
I got ridiculous and thought perl would handle arrogance.
>As far the most optimal solution, do it in C where there are
>OS library functions one can call, instead of invoking perl's
>ability to invoke outside processes, which would cut the CPU
>cycles in half for the task.
I'm not really there yet. The final script checks if firefox is
running, does a quick cookie file edit, then exits. I realize there
is a cookie manager in ff. However, I need any and all web sites to
set cookies while browsing (to prevent manual intervention). A daily
and nightly cleanup then happens, only if ff isn't in use.
I learned some important concepts.
David Heayn * http://www.cloudgraphics.com * (213)925.3283
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