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Hi JD,

Thanks for that link.  It looks like a good resource.  I'll take a look 
at and will be definitely saving it for later use.

Sincerely,

Ron


On 4/18/2013 9:14 AM, JD wrote:
> The Advanced Bash Scripting Guide http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ is a great
> resource for anyone trying to learn bash scripting.  It can teach simple to
> highly advanced techniques for bash scripting.
>
> I believe that Dennis had a link to it in his "Bashing Linux" presentation last
> week at ALE-NW.
>
> I've been using bash for many, many years, but still learned a few new things
> from Dennnis' talk. I'm certain if the weather had been better, we would have
> had a packed room.
>
>
> On 04/18/2013 08:54 AM, Phil Turmel wrote:
>    
>> Hi Ron,
>>
>> On 04/17/2013 09:35 PM, Ron Frazier (ALE) wrote:
>>
>>      
>>> #!/bin/bash -eu
>>> # program to start all mining scripts
>>> cd ~/mining-scripts
>>> # commands to start the first miner
>>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+100 -t "Miner 1" -e ./miner1&
>>> # commands to start the second miner
>>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+250 -t "Miner 2" -e ./miner2&
>>> # commands to start the third miner
>>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+400 -t "Miner 3" -e ./miner3&
>>> # commands to start the fourth miner
>>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+550 -t "Miner 4" -e ./miner4&
>>> echo "Press enter to continue."
>>> read junk
>>>
>>> I have to use mate-terminal to activate Mint's terminal emulator.  The
>>> --geometry option (mentioned by both you and Brian) sets the window size
>>> for each MINERx script as well as a location so they all stack up on the
>>> right of my monitor.  The -t option specifies a unique title for each
>>> window.  Each MINERx program is started with the "&" command (also
>>> mentioned by you and Brian) so the master script keeps on going without
>>> waiting.  For some reason, I had to put the read command at the end of
>>> the START-MINERS script or the sub scripts never kick off.  I have no
>>> idea why.
>>>        
>> When a script ends, bash kills off any unfinished background tasks.  To
>> avoid this, the script must explicitly "disown" them.  However, the
>> background tasks that are still connected to the original terminal's
>> file descriptors might suicide on the loss of those pipes.
>>
>> I would rewrite your script as follows:
>>
>> #!/bin/bash -eu
>> # program to start all mining scripts
>> cd ~/mining-scripts
>>
>> # commands to start the first miner
>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+100 -t "Miner 1" -e ./miner1&>/dev/null&
>>
>> # commands to start the second miner
>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+250 -t "Miner 2" -e ./miner2&>/dev/null&
>>
>> # commands to start the third miner
>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+400 -t "Miner 3" -e ./miner3&>/dev/null&
>>
>> # commands to start the fourth miner
>> mate-terminal --geometry=70x4+1800+550 -t "Miner 4" -e ./miner4&>/dev/null&
>>
>> # Disconnect the background tasks from this script
>> disown -a
>>
>>      


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