Calling a script from a terminated script

Rudy Vener salt at
Thu Mar 9 16:45:23 UTC 2006

Yes. That's what the exec command is for. The new
process replaces the existing parent 

Rudy Vener
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On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:32:52AM -0500, Lee Maschmeyer wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Weird as it sounds, that's what I want to do. I have a script that needs to 
> reinvoke itself, and I have this part solved. But the caller hangs around 
> while the called version executes; if it also calls itself the stack keeps 
> getting bigger. Is there a way I can make the caller schedule the callee 
> and then terminate so there's no stacking?
> And, am I right in thinking there's no way for a script to retrieve the 
> entire command line used to invoke it? There's /proc/$$/cmdline but the 
> spaces are 0x00 and I can't seem to snag them to turn them back to spaces.
> Thanks much for any info,
> -- 
> Lee Maschmeyer
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