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Re: Building a single user Internet terminal / Done!

On  0, Shawn McMahon <smcmahon@eiv.com> wrote:
> begin  quoting what Karsten M. Self said on Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 10:18:58AM -0700:
> > 
> > Not recommended.  If X quits abnormally, it will also restart.  What you
> > want:
> > 
> >    startx_command && shutdown -h now
> > 
> > ...which should only restart the system if X is exited normally.  If it
> > exits with a nonzero status, the system stays up.
> Stays up at a shell prompt.  It's a kiosk, remember?
> Shell prompt == bad.  Restart == less bad.


while 0 ; do
	startx_command && shutdown -h now ;

will only shutdown when startx_command exits with error 0, otherwise
it'll restart.

Tom Cook
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