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Re: Building a single user Internet terminal / Done!



on Tue, Apr 09, 2002, Tom Cook (tom.cook@adelaide.edu.au) wrote:
> 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.
> 
> So...
> 
> while 0 ; do
> 	startx_command && shutdown -h now ;
> done
> 
> will only shutdown when startx_command exits with error 0, otherwise
> it'll restart.

Bingo.

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