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# 1  
Old 07-20-2002
backgroud process

Hi experts


How to write a shell program(sh) that running on the backgroud when foreground processing something, such as prompt ....... till the background process finished.


thx
# 2  
Old 07-20-2002
Just include the & at the end of your shell script when you run. Like:
Code:
sh script &

# 3  
Old 07-21-2002
Have a look at "nohup" as well...
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Old 07-23-2002
nohup command &
# 5  
Old 07-23-2002
Oh yeah....and once the program is running in the background you can kill it wil a ctrl+c...if it runs for a long time and you need to stop it - you'll need to KILL it.

ps -fu username

Then 'kill <<PID>>' where the PID is the processid column int he ps output.

Quite important really if the process isn't self terminating!

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