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Old 09-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Execute programs in multiple terminals using a Shell Script

Hello all,

I have three java programs to wait on three sockets. I want to write a Shell Script to execute all three at once in three different terminals. Making the backgroung won't help as I want to track the outputs of three programs separately.

Is this possible? Or is there any other way to do this?
Please help!
Thanks in advance
Old 09-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #2
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You could redirect the output of each to a file and monitor it with something like tail:

program1 >> program1.log 2>&1 &
program2 >> program2.log 2>&1 &
program2 >> program3.log 2>&1 &
Then in separate terminals:
tail -f programX.log
With that you can start them from a single terminal, and monitor them separately.

Alternatively you could have a script launch a new instance of your terminal emulator of choice for each program:

konsole --noclose -e program1 &
konsole --noclose -e program2 &
konsole --noclose -e program3 &
Old 09-04-2011, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thanks timothy! But I solved the problem using 'gnome-terminal':

#! /bin/bash

cd /root/ESSR_log/JavaRun

gnome-terminal -e "java ServerInputChunks"

gnome-terminal -e "java GetRequestedFiles"

gnome-terminal -e "java ServerDeleteRequest"
This is what I exactly needed


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