bash script I'm trying to start a process, wait for it to write a specific string to
'Server Initialized'), and then send it to the background and continue with the script. Even better if once
'Server Initialized' is printed the process output is ignored (redirected to
As a hack right now I'm waiting 10 seconds and assuming the server has started.
( ./long_running_process ) > /dev/null 2>&1 & # sleep 10 echo 'I run after long_running_process prints "Server Initialized"
Bonus points if, after some timeout, the search string hasn't appeared then exit with an error status code.