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Wait For Other Process To Finish

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Wait For Other Process To Finish

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# There's another process you want to wait on.  In this example,
# you know the pid, and it's contained in the file $PID_FILE.
while ps -p `cat $PID_FILE` > /dev/null; do sleep 1; done

# Now you can continue knowing that process has finished...
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