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startproc -p -i does not work together with -f

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startproc is used to start processes identified by path of the executable.
Several options allow e.g. use of alternate pid files or to ignore a pid.
Together with option "-f" both "-p" (alternate pid) and "-i" (ignore pid) don't seem to work.,


This is expected behaviour, yet the manpage is a bit misleading here
and seems to indicate that these options work together:

startproc  [-f]  [...]  [-p pid_file] [-i ignore_file] ...

"-f" forces the process to be started regardless of any other other option that
might prevent starting the process or alter .



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  • Document ID:7002856
  • Creation Date: 30-Mar-2009
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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