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Re: ionice bash pid in bash_profile Fails

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: ionice bash pid in bash_profile Fails
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:39:49 -0500
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On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 04:08:33PM -0900, Roger wrote:
> When logging in, the following fails if put in $HOME/.bash_profile:
>   ionice -c 2 -n 0 -p `pidof bash`
> ... I'm guessing, because bash hasn't started yet?

I very much doubt you want to use `pidof bash` here.  That would pick
up EVERY bash process running on the system, including other people's,
and possibly a few wrapper scripts running as root.

If you want the PID of the current shell process, use $$ instead.

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