Pistos Pistos - 1 year ago 116
Ruby Question

How can I check from Ruby whether a process with a certain pid is running?

If there is more than one way, please list them. I only know of one, but I'm wondering if there is a cleaner, in-Ruby way.

Answer Source

If it's a process you expect to "own" (e.g. you're using this to validate a pid for a process you control), you can just send sig 0 to it.

>> Process.kill 0, 370
=> 1
>> Process.kill 0, 2
Errno::ESRCH: No such process
    from (irb):5:in `kill'
    from (irb):5
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