On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Peter Hickman
<peterhickman386 / googlemail.com> wrote:
> If the script needs to be run continuously then a tool like monit
> (which you would have to install) would be worth looking at. It will
> keep the script running even if it crashes, it will just restart it if
> things go wrong and make sure that it starts when your sever reboots.
>
> Or you could just write a script for /etc/init.d that launches your
> script at boot time and pray that it never crashes (which is why I
> would recommend monit).

If output to stdout is needed then screen might also help.

Kind regards

robert

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