I have a script which runs another script.



cd /folder/
sh run.sh
sh another_script

the procedure:

So , I start running myscript.sh , the script runs it's commands.

Then, it gets to run.sh script ,which eventually ( the run.sh ) starts to serve on port 8080.At this time , I just want to stop it ( the run.sh ).And continue with the rest of the myscript.sh.

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  • Would not it be simpler saying you want to serve the output of another_script at port 8080? Is it what you want? – Rui F Ribeiro Jul 9 '16 at 19:07
  • @RuiFRibeiro:As I said , I am runnning a script which contains various commands.When it hits the sh run.sh , the run.sh script will start to server ( after a few seconds or minute ) at 8080.Then, I just want to cancel it ,stop it.And then , continue with the rest of the script. – George Jul 9 '16 at 19:30
  • Please read you question (out load), and where it does not make sense, amend it, so that it does. – ctrl-alt-delor Jul 9 '16 at 20:32
  • @richard:I updated .I hope it is more clear.. – George Jul 9 '16 at 20:43
  • @richard:Can you let me know at which point you have problem? – George Jul 9 '16 at 20:57

It depends on what sh run.sh is for. Two likely possibilities, either:

  1. run.sh starts a server that needs to keep running, (and let's say this server needs a little time to get going), try:

    sh run.sh &  sleep 15s


  1. run.sh does a few things with I/O, tweaks a file or two, starts a server to do some work, and needs a little time to do the work, but just doesn't know when to quit, try:

    timeout 15s sh run.sh
  • @arc:Can't I , after the run.sh finishes it's work , hence start to server at 8080, cancel it?Like pressing ctrl+c ?And continue with the rest of the script?(of course the timeout in 2 option you have does it's work!Thanks – George Jul 10 '16 at 13:25

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