Wait the end of prog1 and launch prog2

pkill -0 prog1; while [ $? -eq 0 ]; do sleep 10; pkill -0 prog1; done; prog2

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By: Saorel
2011-02-11 21:46:42

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OMG, what's that? What's wrong with prog1;prog2 or prog1 && prog2
zolden · 616 weeks ago
@zolden, 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
daa · 615 weeks and 6 days ago
@daa, yes you're right. But i 've just found another simpler : press Ctrl+Z to suspend prog1 then : fg && prog2
Saorel · 615 weeks and 6 days ago
Nevertheless if you don't have hand on prog1, it's a good means to wait.
Saorel · 615 weeks and 6 days ago
@daa you should submit this :)
FRUiT · 615 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.
daa · 615 weeks and 5 days ago
Thank you ^^
FRUiT · 615 weeks and 5 days ago
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