There are two different python programs running in this VM
one is a background job who monitors a folder and then 'does stuff' (with several workers)
10835 ? Sl 0:03 python main.py 10844 ? Sl 34:02 python main.py 10845 ? S 33:43 python main.py
the second one is started via script
20056 pts/1 S+ 0:00 /bin/bash ./exp.sh 20069 pts/1 S+ 0:00 /bin/bash ./exp.sh 20087 pts/1 S+ 0:10 python /home/path/second.py
i have tried numerous things to find a way to kill only the main program (i want to build a cron watchdog), but non succeded
first one i want to find only the hanging 'python main.py' process (accompanied by [defunct]), but i cant even find just this process alone.
the upper ones are from ps -ax (so they both are running currently)
pgrep 'python' returns all PIDs, also from second.py which i dont want: (not usefull, so is pkill therefore)
pgrep 'python' 10835 10844 10845 20087
pgrep 'python main.py' always returns empty, so does pgrep 'main.py;
the only thing which works
ps ax | grep 'python main.py'
but this one also returns its own PID, grepping 'ps' isn't a prefered solution afair. when main.py hangs, it shows "python main.py [defunct]". a
ps ax | grep 'python main.py [defunct]'
is useless as test as it always returns true. pgrep for anything more than 'python' also returns always false. i am a bit clueless.