to shell (and X window System) wizards.
kline at thought.org
Thu Jul 3 18:27:25 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 04:36:20PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 07:13:50PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > would this works, say in .zlogin, to say that X is up:
> > if [ -e /tmp/.X11-unix/X0 ]
> > then
> > echo "X is up."
> > exit 0;
> > else
> > echo "No X yet"
> > exit 1;
> > fi
> > or is there something more clever?
> I'm not sure if it's any cleverer, but I would probably make a call to
> pgrep(1) instead of relying on the existence of a file that might exist,
> even if X isn't running (unusual, but it does happen now and then, here at
> least) - something like
> if (pgrep "Xorg")
> echo "X is up."
> exit 0
> echo "No X yet..."
> exit 1
i don't remember using pgrep last time, but it seems more
so thankee. i seem to recall that /tmp/.X11* is zapped during
powerdown, butt for ssure, X has Got to be the the proc table:-)
> ... should do the trick.
> And bear in mind that ~/.zlogin is run *after* ~/.zshrc, whereas ~/.zprofile
> is run *before* it. It might matter, depending on what you are trying to do.
> Daniel Bye
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