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    Default INADYN service file

    I have this in my file named inadyn in the /etc/init.d directory:

    case "$1" in
            (whatever commands you would use to stop the service)
            $0 stop
            $0 start
            echo "Usage: $0 start|stop|restart|reload"
            exit 1
    exit 0
    When I type "service inadyn start" it starts up just fine (I have my config file in /etc/inadyn.conf). The problem is that it stays active in my shell session. It doesn't start as a service and bring me back to my prompt. It's like I'm running a regular shell script that I have to ctrl+c to get out of it. What needs to happen to make it really act like a service?

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    Default Re: INADYN service file

    Read about using the startproc and killproc utility programs for handling server processes properly. man startproc

    Somebody will suggest running the process asynchronously with &, and it will sort of work, but I recommend doing a proper job with start/killproc.

    Oh, and you should follow the layout of /etc/init.d/skeleton for your init script and install it the way recommended. If not, your symlink in a runlevel directory is liable to get deleted the next time SuSEconfig is run.

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