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How can I detect whether a process is already running?

Not the script itself, there's a function to check that, but a standalone process.

Please help me :mellow:

Thanks in advance.


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How can I detect whether a process is already running?

Not the script itself, there's a function to check that, but a standalone process.

Please help me :mellow:

Thanks in advance.

Use ProcessExists() or ProcessList ().


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With ProcessExists() I can check whether a process exists.. but I know the process exists. I need to know whether it exists twice :(

I'll try ProcessList though :mellow: thanks for the tip.

(NO I'm not closing the process and then running ProcessExists() to see whether the process is still there xD)


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

;Run("notepad.exe"); testing with notepad
;Run("notepad.exe")
$name = InputBox("enter process name", "enter", "notepad.exe")
$list = ProcessList($name)
for $i = 1 to $list[0][0]
    For $t = 1 to $list[0][0]
        If $list[$t][0] = $list[$i][0] And $list[$t][1] <> $list[$i][1] then;checks if there is proccess with SAME name but with DIFFERENT PID.
            MsgBox(0, "process exists twice OR more:", $list[$t][0] & " - PID: " & $list[$t][1] & @CRLF & $list[$i][0] & " - PID: " & $list[$i][1])
        EndIf
    Next
next

try this, i think it will help

if u want to close the most new process - close this one with the higher PID, and if for the first started - the lower PID (i think)

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

$name = InputBox("enter process name", "enter", "notepad.exe")
$amount = Processlist($name)
While $amount[0][0]>1
ProcessClose($name)
$amount = Processlist($name)
WEnd

MsgBox(0,"1 left","the is now only one process left of notepad.exe")

I prefer my coding, I think it's a bit simpler.

EDIT: typo

Edited by toonboon

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what about 3 processes? or u are sure there are only 2? i mean in my example it shows all processes (2,3, ... 55 ... ) but yes yours it simplier :mellow: btw just checked: the most rescent open process is with the higher PID, so if u want to close the most rescent - kill the process with higher PID.

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there can also be 1000 processes, but my script kills each and every one untill only one remains. so that's what I need.

I don't think it matters whether I close the older or the newer.. but I'll check.


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How can I detect whether a process is already running?

Not the script itself, there's a function to check that....

sorry to hijack this thread (it seems u've already found a solution) but what is this function that detects whether the script itself is already running?

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sorry to hijack this thread (it seems u've already found a solution) but what is this function that detects whether the script itself is already running?

Look for _Singleton in the help file.

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Look for _Singleton in the help file.

cool thanks!

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