I got a bash script essentially runnning this:
#!/bin/bash [...] while true; do str="broadcast "`randArrayElement "messages[@]"` server_send_message $str sleep $interval done
Now I want to run this as a systemd service, my service script looks like this:
[Unit] Description=Announcer After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/somescript &; disown ExecStop=/usr/bin/kill -9 `cat /tmp/somescript.pid` Type=forking PIDFile=/tmp/somescript.pid [Install] WantedBy=default.target
Unfortunately when I run this service via
service somescript start it is working but because of the while true loop my terminal is stuck in starting the script:
● somescript.service - somescript service Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/somescript.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: activating (start) since Wed 2016-08-17 12:22:34 CEST; 43s ago Control: 17395 (somescript) CGroup: /system.slice/somescript.service ├─17395 /bin/bash /usr/local/bin/somescript &; disown └─17409 sleep 600
How can I run this script as a service without being stuck in "starting" / the while true loop?