I've a script like this:


putting this line inside .bashrc

/root/bin/script1.sh &

script1.sh does not run - the problem is &. Without "&" the script run perfectly

  • How can you tell it isn't running? – MadHatter supports Monica Nov 14 '15 at 9:48
  • Hello, script1.sh is a long process.. so using ps I can see if does run or not. – Pol Hallen Nov 14 '15 at 9:49
  • And is it happy to run in the background normally (ie, from the shell)? – MadHatter supports Monica Nov 14 '15 at 9:49
  • sure: I've already tested it obviously – Pol Hallen Nov 14 '15 at 9:52
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    Why do you want to put "a long process" into ~/.bashrc of all things? This gets loaded with every connection... – Sven Nov 14 '15 at 9:55

command tested:

/root/bin/script1.sh & disown

(this line inside .bashrc)

  • doc for disown in man bash – Skaperen Nov 14 '15 at 10:25

Try putting this into your .bashrc:

( /root/bin/script1.sh & )

This will execute your script inside a subshell.

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