[icecast] capturing pid from command line

Brendan Cully brendan at xiph.org
Wed Nov 5 01:24:31 UTC 2003

On Tuesday, 04 November 2003 at 18:12, Dave St John wrote:
> tried that already but it doesnt catch the parent, it captures one of the
> children.
> Would the fact that the server runs as a user and not as root having
> anything to do with $! not working, since it works with shoutcast
> running as root?

> > icecast -c /path/icecast.xml &
> > echo $!

off the top of my head, to get the parent of $! you might try
something like:

parent=`ps -ef | egrep "^[a-z]+ *$child" | awk '{print $3}'

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