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Old 03-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
onesikgypo
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Run an external script, without holding up the currently executing script


Hi,

If for example i have 2 custom bash scripts, the first bash script is for example:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo start
script2
script3
echo finished
and say, script2 is the following:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

a=1
while [ "$a" == "1" ]; do

code here

if [ "$x" == "$y" ]; then
a=2
else
sleep 60
fi

done
if i run the first script, it may take quite sometime for script2 to come to completion, and thus as a result script3 will not be executed for sometime (as i have to wait for script2 to finish first).

What i am wanting to do, is somehow execute script2 , without having to wait it to finish before script1 can continue and script3 can execute

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thankyou
 
Old 03-07-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo start
(script2 &)
script3
echo finished
or
Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo start
script2 &
script3
echo finished
 
Old 03-07-2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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heh, seems like quite a simple solution, feel kind of stupid :P


Thanks for the help
 
  


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