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Re: Problem with shellcommand and background job

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Problem with shellcommand and background job
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 22:39:15 +0100
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shellcommand < /dev/null > /dev/null


Quoting David Douthitt <address@hidden>:

> Manon Goo wrote:
> > I  have tried to restart BigBrother from cfengine (2.1.13 )  the 
> > BigBrother restart script starts some other processes in background
> > but these to not close the STDIN and STDERR. Now cfengine habs
> > infinite unless I redirect the output of The restart script.
> I don't know if there is a way around it, but I believe that is expected 
> behavior, though incorrect behavior.  The programs should close STDIN 
> and STDERR, but if they do not then things hang.
> I ran into this trying to get some programs to run during system startup 
> in initialization scripts.
> The real question is: can cfengine work around this?  I believe you can 
> use a shell script to "hold" the process which doesn't close STDIN and 
> STDERR properly.
> -- 
> David Douthitt
> UNIX System Administrator
> Linux+, LPIC-1, RHCE
> HP-UX, Unixware, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
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