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Wait the end of prog1 and launch prog2

Terminal - Wait the end of prog1 and launch prog2
pkill -0 prog1; while [ $? -eq 0 ]; do sleep 10; pkill -0 prog1; done; prog2
2011-02-11 21:46:42
User: Saorel
Functions: sleep
Wait the end of prog1 and launch prog2


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
while pkill -0 prog1; do sleep 10; done; prog2

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prog1 && prog2

Comment by zolden 285 weeks ago


Suppose prog1 is already running and you need prog2 to start after prog1 exits. However, there is a simpler way to do what the submitter has proposed:

while pkill -0 prog1; do sleep 10; done; prog2
Comment by daa 285 weeks ago

@daa, yes you're right. But i 've just found another simpler :

press Ctrl+Z to suspend prog1 then :

fg && prog2
Comment by Saorel 284 weeks and 6 days ago

Nevertheless if you don't have hand on prog1, it's a good means to wait.

Comment by Saorel 284 weeks and 6 days ago

@daa you should submit this :)

Comment by FRUiT 284 weeks and 6 days ago

@FRUiT, I submitted it two days ago but and I'm still waiting the command to pass through the moderation.

Comment by daa 284 weeks and 6 days ago

Thank you ^^

Comment by FRUiT 284 weeks and 5 days ago

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