I'm working on a script which need to detect the first call to FFMPEG in a program and run a script from then on.
the core code was like:
strace -f -etrace=execve <program> 2>&1 | grep <some_pattern> | <run_some_script>
The desired behaviours is, when the first greped result comes out, the script should start. And if nothing matched before
<program> terminates, the script should be ignored.
The main problem is how to conditionally execute the script based on the grep's output and how to terminate the script after the program terminates.
I think the first one could be solved using read, since the greped text are used as signals, its contents are irrelevant:
... | read -N 1 && <run_some_script>
and the second could be solved using broken pipe mechanism:
<run_some_script> > >(...)
but I don't know how to make them work together. Or is there a better solution?