watain watain - 7 months ago 39
Linux Question

Bash: infinite sleep (infinite blocking)

I use

to start X which will evaluate my
. In my
I start my window manager using
. Now, if I kill my WM (in order to f.e. test some other WM), X will terminate too because the
script reached EOF.
So I added this at the end of my

while true; do sleep 10000; done

This way X won't terminate if I kill my WM. Now my question: how can I do an infinite sleep instead of looping sleep? Is there a command which will kinda like freeze the script?

Best regards


Maybe this seems ugly, but why not just run cat and let it wait for input forever?