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  1. #1

    Run a script and exit terminal upon completion

    Sorry if the title sounds vague or I word the following badly. I'm fairly new to Linux, I've used it but not for anything other than very basic stuff.

    Here is the situation.

    I want to call a script that starts Tomcat 5. The script will call a .sh file called If any of you have used Tomcat and started it this way you will know that it will start up pretty fast and a message will hang in the terminal saying it's started up. When you run you will see a shutdown message and you will be then be able to resume typing commands etc into the terminal. What I want to do is to be able to call a script (in my case that starts tomcat (calls and then when Tomcat is shutdown the terminals close instead of remaining there.

    I did the same in Windows and it was a case of putting

    start /min cmd /c myfile.bat

    Hope that helps, if I wasn't clear enough then say and I will try clear it up. Hope you guys can help.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    As far as using Tomcat... nope. Never have.
    But as far as closing the terminal window afterwards, try appending & exit to the last line if your script.

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  3. #3
    Hey, thanks for the welcome.

    It worked, run & exit. Worked a treat. Thank you.

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