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From Rob De Langhe <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache run status: how to tell as non-root user (on *nix)?
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:28:59 GMT
  the existence of the PID file only gives a hint; its contents (the PID of
the process) should then be checked to see if that particular process is
indeed (still) running.

Citeren Rainer Canavan <>:

> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Tom Browder <>
> wrote:
>> I need to programatically determine whether httpd is running or not,
>> whether
>> I'm root or not. The only reliable way I have found is to use the system
>> command 'ps -C httpd' and grep the results.
>> Is there a better way?
> If you know where the .pid file is, you can read that and check if the
> process is
> running, e.g. via ps --pid `cat /var/run/`
> rainer
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