pgrep where have you been all my life?

Ever need to find the PID of a specific process, or if a process is running? Pgrep to the rescue!

pgrep pigdin

This allows you to do cool things like:


if (`pgrep speedcrunch`) {
    print "is running\n";
} else {
    print "It's not running\n";
    # do some other stuff

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