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Be careful when using the combination of nohup and bash scripts
Tags: linux November 10, 2009
Unfortunately trying to wrap up my thesis is extremely time consuming, which leaves little time for anything else. That results in few posts.
I ran into a problem with functions in bash scripts and nohup. The problem occurred because I did not specify what shell to use for the script. That was never a problem because my default shell is bash. However, nohup uses a different shell, thus resulting in my script exiting due to an error. The lesson is to always specify a shell at the beginning of a script.
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