RE: How to make a batch file to start program and close the old window?

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Hallelujah!!!! That worked!!!!

Thanks so much for the help!


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 10:28 PM
To: For users of Fedora
Subject: Re: How to make a batch file to start program and closethe

Arch Willingham wrote:
> I tried that. After I did it, when you dbl click on the file, you see a screen flash by very quickly and then it disappears. I looked at the running processes and rdesktop is not running a running process (I'm from the Windows world and what I just typed may be barking up the wrong tree...I just took a SWAG and assumed if it was running t=in the background I would still see rdesktop running but Linux may not work that way).

The problem is that you are in the same process group and get killed by 
a signal when your parent shell exits.  'nohup' takes care of an 
assortment of things that need to keep working.  Try

nohup command  &

The 'nohup' redirects output to a file and starts a new process group, 
the '&' lets the shell continue instead of waiting, and the 'exit' 
should close the shell window.

   Les Mikesell
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