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Old 02-16-2008
Creation of a script to launch several programs

I'm really new to this, so thanks for your patience...

I've been trying to create a script to launch several applications at once. I've been researching books and forums, but I end up with more questions than answers. As much as I hate to say it, I don't know if I can figure it out on my own...

Thus far, I have only been able to get the first app to launch.

So if I have two apps, /apps/abc/abc_1.1/scripts/ and /apps/def/def_1.1/scripts/, how can I write a script that will launch them both?

# 2  
Old 02-16-2008
Launch them both ?

Did you mean in a serial way or parallel ?

For serial launch,
In a wrapper script

have it as,

fire script1
fire script2
# 3  
Old 02-17-2008
'Both at once' would mean in parallel surely?
/apps/abc/abc_1.1/scripts/ &
/apps/def/def_1.1/scripts/ &

This will trigger both scripts then exit.

If either of the scripts write things out to the console they were started from, you might want to redirect their output:
/apps/abc/abc_1.1/scripts/ > /dev/null 2>&1 &

# 4  
Old 02-18-2008
Thank you very much for your posts!

I did mean parallel, just didn't know how to express it... I'm really new to this... It's working for me now...

Are there any tutorials or books that either of you would recommend to help me learn?
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