I have a script I made to create a backup. I need to make sure the backup is ready before it runs the
/home/ftp.sh command. How can I do so? I use CentOS 5.6
#!/bin/bash tar -Pcf /home/temp_backup.tar /home/myfiles/ wait %% /home/ftp.sh
You're already doing it.
Waiting for a command to finish is the shell's normal behavior. (Try typing
sleep 5 at a shell prompt.) The only time that doesn't happen is when you append
& to the command, or when the command itself does something to effectively background itself (the latter is a bit of an oversimplification).
You can delete the
wait %% command from your script; it probably just produces an error message like
wait: %%: no such job. (Question: does it actually print such a message?)
Do you have any evidence that the
tar command isn't completing before the
/home/ftp.sh command starts?
Incidentally, it's a bit odd to have things other than users' home directories directly under
(I know most of this was already covered in comments, but I thought there should be an actual answer.)
You can use:
wait %% from your script.