checking config outputs a pid file

Jeffrey 'jf' Lim at
Tue May 27 08:52:14 MSD 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Cherife Li <cherife at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Has anyone noticed that `nginx -t' outputs an empty pid file while the
> nginx process isn't running.

no, but good catch!!!

> I can only add
>  if [ ! -s $PID ]; then
>    rm -f $PID
>  fi
> to the check-config section of my rc file at the moment.

you dont need to, as far as i can tell. nginx just proceeds to overwrite
that file with the proper value when it starts up...


In the meantime, here is your PSA:
"It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not
-- Andrew Fear, Software Product Manager, NVIDIA Corporation
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