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Check if a program is running (using PSTAT)





 
/* ------------------------------------------------------------------ */
/* function: isrun.cmd checks if a specific program is running        */
/*                                                                    */
/* Usage:    isrun exe_name                                           */
/*                                                                    */
/* where:    exe_name                                                 */
/*             - name of the EXE (with or without path)               */
/*                                                                    */
/* returns:  0 - program is not running                               */
/*           1 - program is running                                   */
/*           2 - usage error                                          */
/*                                                                    */
/*                                                                    */
/* Notes:    This program needs the program PSTAT to be in a          */
/*           directory in the PATH                                    */
/*                                                                    */
/*           You cannot check if a .CMD file is running with this     */
/*           routine!                                                 */
/*                                                                    */
/* see also Check if a program is running (using RXU.DLL)             */
/*                                                                    */
                    /* init the return code                           */
  thisRC = 0

                    /* get the parameter                              */
  parse upper arg progname
  if progName = '' | pos( '?', progName ) <> 0 then
  do
                    /* show the usage help                            */
    say 'Usage: isrun exeName'
    thisRC = 2
  end /* if progName = '' | pos( '?', progName ) <> 0 then */

  if thisRC = 0 then
  do
                    /* flush the REXX queue                           */
    do while queued() <> 0; parse pull; end;

                    /* add the default extension to the program name  */
                    /* if necessary                                   */
    i = lastPos( '.', progName )
    j = lastPos( '\', progName )
    if ( i = 0 ) | ( i < j ) then
      progName = progName || '.EXE'

                    /* call PSTAT to get the process information      */
    '@pstat /c | rxqueue'

                    /* init the stem with the names of the running    */
                    /* programs                                       */
    processList.0 = 0

                    /* extract the process information from the PSTAT */
                    /* output                                         */
    do while queued() <> 0
      curLine = lineIn( 'QUEUE:' )

      parse upper var curLine ,
        1 ProcessID 11 ParentProcessID 21 SessionID 31 exeName .

                    /* check if this is a valid entry                 */
      if pos( '\', exeName ) <> 0 then
      do
                    /* entry is valid -> add it to the stem           */
        i = processList.0+1
        processList.i = strip( exeName )
        processList.0 = i
      end /* if datatype( exeName ) <> 'NUM' then */

    end /* do while queued() <> 0 */

                    /* compare the name of the searched program with  */
                    /* all members of the stem with the running       */
                    /* processes                                      */
    do i = 1 to processList.0 while thisRC = 0
      if pos( '\', progName )= 0 then
        thisRC = (progname = translate( filespec( 'n', processList.i ) ) )
      else
        thisRC = ( progName = processList.i )
    end /* do i = 1 to processList.0 */
  end /* if thisRC = 0 then */

RETURN thisRC

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