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Shell Script to Check if Selenium Server is Running!

Many a times we would want to write up a script to start the selenium server using a shell script…

So here is the script Smile 




# @Author – Sirisha

# @Date   - May 29 2012

# Script to start the Selenium Server on a given host



# Defined the hostname


# Defined the path to the selenium server


# Define the Selenium Server version jar


# Define the Search String for the server

SERVICE_STRING="'java -jar $server'"


# Clear the terminal



echo "service string is: $SERVICE_STRING"

echo "Starting Selenium Server on $hostname"


# Run the command to get the process list

ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep selenium


# Check if the Selenium Server is already running

if [ $? -eq 0 ]


    echo "$server is running, everything is fine"


    echo "$server is not running"

    # Go to the selenium server path

    cd $serverPath

   # Start the server

   java -jar $server


# Exit with a proper status

exit 0


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