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Old 02-20-2014
Call a UNIX script inside another and dont wait for it

I have two scripts and this script is a long running).
I want to call inside and,but when i call i dont want to wait for script2 to complete and want this to run in back ground and go on next commands in script and finally at the end want to check for script2 process ? I need the
  1. syntax to call script2 in script which doesnt wait and runs in back ground
  2. check for script 2 is complete at end of script 1

Would appreciate if someone can give a psuedo code for this

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-20-2014
This is typically done like this:
content of script1:

/path/to/ &  # execute script2 in the background
wait                   # wait for all background processes to finish

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Old 02-20-2014
You can try:
/ &
# do other stuff
wait $WAIT_PID

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