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How to find that some perl program is already running.


I have to call a perl program(if it is not running) from a perl program
How can I check if my program is already running or not.

I somehow, didn't like the idea of using some file as tag.

My platform could be a MAC OS or windows.

Please throw some light on how can I do it.

Thanks and Regards,
Nov 16 '07 #1
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Maybe you can get a list of running programs from the operating system and parse the output to see if the perl programs name is in there. I have no Mac experience but with Windows it most likely depends on which version you are using.
Nov 16 '07 #2

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