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From Rainer Canavan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache run status: how to tell as non-root user (on *nix)?
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:19:40 GMT
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/`


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