I have an executable that starts a user-interactive shell. I would like to, upon launch of the shell, inject a few commands first, then allow the user to have their interactive session. I can do this easily using
echo "command 1\ncommand 2\ncommand3" | ./shell_executable
This almost works. The problem is that the echo command that is feeding the process's stdin hits EOF once it's done echoing my commands. This EOF causes the shell to terminate immediately (as if you'd pressed Ctrl+D in the shell).
Is there a way to inject these commands into stdin without causing an EOF afterwards?