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Old 08-06-2001
Question executing in parent shell.

I have a script that I want to run in my current shell. I know that if I start it with a period ie '. myprogram' that this will cause it to run in my current shell instead of starting a new shell for it. What if I forgot to put the period. Is there some command that I can put in 'myprogram' that would envoke 'myprogram' back in my parent shell?

Since 'myprogram' would already be running in a new shell I want to kick off a new version back in my parent shell and then exit this one. Does any one have any ideas?

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Old 08-06-2001
No. Programs and processes are based on parent-child relationships. When the parent of a program is a shell process with process ID (PID) 1234, it will always be a child of that parent until it dies. Children cannot change their parents, no matter how much they might like to Smilie
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