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I installed Monit on my server, as well as the "ProtonMail Bridge".

How to know the path of the "ProtonMail Bridge" service to add it to Monit ?

ubuntu@www-example-com ~ $ ps -ef

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  • How exactly did you install it? – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '20 at 19:04
  • @MichaelHampton pychao.com/2020/06/10/… – Mathieu Jul 16 '20 at 19:09
  • That looks like a tutorial on using it. It doesn't tell anything about what you specifically did to install it. – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '20 at 19:11
  • @MichaelHampton I followed the tutorial to install it pastebin.com/RZG0VJVT – Mathieu Jul 16 '20 at 19:30
  • Hm. That is quite unusual that they have provided a Debian package but ask you to start it from a shell with nohup. Actually it's bizarre. They should have included a systemd unit so that you could start it as a normal system service. – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '20 at 19:32
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  • which protonmail-bridge will immediately show it it if it's in one of the dirs in your $PATH. (This will probably be the case).
  • If it's not in one of those dirs locate protonmail-bridge will find it fast if your locate-database is up to date (it probably is)
  • If the database is not up to date it will take a bit longer, you can:
    • Bring it up to date with sudo updatedb (recommended)
    • Or search it manually with find . -type f -executable -name 'protonmail-bridge' -print
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  • /usr/bin/protonmail-bridge here's the output, but how do I find the PID to add it to Monit ? – Mathieu Jul 17 '20 at 17:41
  • That's a completely different question...I never used Monit but I have a feeling that what you are trying to do is wrong. You do know that the PID is different every time it restarts, right ? That being said: The following will show you the PID of the currently running instance: ps -eo pid,args | grep protonmail-bridge | grep -v grep | perl -pne 's/^\s*(\d+).*/$1/' – Garo Jul 17 '20 at 20:32
  • I have updated my question. There are PID files but I can't find the one for "ProtonMail Bridge". – Mathieu Jul 17 '20 at 20:58
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Since you have installed a deb package, (as per the instructions for installing) type,
dpkg -l protonmail-bridge and press tab to complete the package name. It'll show you all the files and the paths installed by the package.

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