"watchdog" for a process?

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Sep 20 12:51:48 UTC 2007

sktsee wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 14:53 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote: 
>> Is there a quick and short script, maybe something that can be run in 
>> Cron, that will look at the process list and if a process has been 
>> killed or had died will restart the process?
> You should find something in list generated with the following command:
> $ apt-cache search process |grep monitor
> (hint)
> ps-watcher seems to fit your criteria.

True, the listing (even with Synaptic) will give some results.  But I've 
danced the "let's install a bunch of similar things and see which works 
best" dance quite a bit in my time, and whenever possible now I ask 
about it in hopes that someone else can say "I use XYZ and it works very 

Yes, apt-get works well, but there are plenty of instances where cruft 
gets left behind in places, or I forget to uninstall something at some 
point, etc...etc...

Thank you for the pointer.  I'll check it out.

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