> i have the following problem. When i send a proccess via the
> info-script into the background like this "ping
> www.google.de &" the info-script ends up as a zombi so tar dont
> recognize corectly that the script is finished.
> any ideas how to fix that?
Obviously, the backgrounded process does not close inherited file
descriptors, therefore the tar communication descriptor remains
open and tar waits forever for input from it. To avoid that,
close the tar communication descriptor in child process, e.g.:
(eval exec $TAR_FD\<\&-
ping www.google.de) &
See Tar Manual, subsection 9.6.1 for a detailed description of