Proc::PidUtil - PID file management utilities
use Proc::PidUtil qw( if_run_exit is_running make_pidfile zap_pidfile get_script_name :all );
Proc::PidUtil provides utilities to manage PID files
This routine checks for a file named:
in the the $path directory. If a file is found and the PID found in the file is currently a running job, there is no return, the subroutine prints the (scriptname): $pid, $message to STDERR and exits.
If there is no file or the PID does not match a running job, run_exit returns true.
input: path for pidfiles return: true if not running else exits
Note: also exits if $path is false
Check that the job described by the pid file is running.
input: path 2 pid file returns: pid or false (0) if not running
Open a pid file and insert the pid value.
input: path 2 pid file, pid value || $$ returns: pid or false (0) on error
input: path for pidfiles returns: return value of 'unlink'
This function returns the script name portion of the path found in $0;
input: none returns: script name i.e. if the script name is: /usr/local/stuff/scripts/sc_admin.pl $me = get_script_name(); returns ('sc_admin.pl')
if_run_exit is_running make_pidfile zap_pidfile get_script_name
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