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I am writing a quick batch program and want to know how to have it check and see if a certain process has completed, before it runs. I'm in Windows 2000.

For instance, I want to tell the .bat to check and see if "ntbackup.exe" is running on the PC.  If it is running, then exit out of the batch file. If it is not running, then do commands xxx yyy zzzz.

-thanks all
Bob
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Bob, Windows being a GUI based OS, there are no "standard" windows commands to list the running processes.
However there are several command line tools available to list the running processes. Sysinternal's pslist.exe for example

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pstools.shtml 

lists out the running processes.

Once you get the porcess list I hope you know how to write the rest of the batch script.

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