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Say I have this structure

/masterscript
/a/script1
/a/b/script2

In masterscript I spawn the other scripts as background processes:

"/a/script1" &
"/a/b/script2" &

The problem is that script1 and script2 inherit the working directory of masterscript. Is there a way to start these scripts with working directories the directories where they are?

  • Why not? Change the working directory to whatever you want and then start the script. cd /a/ && ./script1. Or did I misunderstand the question? – Dmitry Alexandrov Aug 29 '14 at 13:47
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(cd /a   && ./script1)&
(cd /a/b && ./script2)&

If the names don't contain spaces or special characters like *, (, or ), you don't need quotes.

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    I'd recommend the form ( cd /foo && exec ./script ) &. Otherwise you leave a shell laying around for every single one of these. – Patrick Aug 29 '14 at 14:20

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