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Old 10-04-2007

I have a text file which contain all the parameters need for scheduled jobs, then this "control" script would be called everynight at certain time

while read line
$myScript.sh $line &
i=`expr $i + 1`
done < $list

then I need to wait until all these jobs to be completed before proceeding, so I do

while [[ $i -lt ${#pid[*]} ]]
wait ${pid[$i]}
i=`expr $i + 1`

however, I notice that it would actually wait for the first job (pid at 0) to be done before continue to wait on job 2, how can I make it such that the wait occurs concurrently? thanks!!!
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Old 10-04-2007
wait with no arguments waits for all child processes to complete.

If you need to do something special with each return code do that in a process between this script and your current children.
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