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I am running two mesh-networking daemons, namely A.L.F.R.E.D. and BATADV-VIS on Raspberry Pi-2. BATADV-VIS is dependent on ALFRED hence I am using tmux to run them as a complete session.

I have created a bash file which I call from the /etc/rc.local. The details are as follows:

# !/bin/sh
tmux new-session -d -s piSession

tmux new-window -d -n 'alfredHere' -t piSession:1 'alfred --interface wlan0' 
# the line above doesn't get executed when called from /etc/rc.local

tmux new-window -d -n 'batvisHere' -t piSession:2 'batadv-vis -s'

the above bash file is in /home/pi/ folder

When I do the following tmux ls I only get 2 Windows where infact I am expecting 3 (1 x alfred running + 1 x batadv-vis running + 1 normal)

when I do the following tmux attach I do not see the alfred --interface wlan0 at all and the only other window open (except a common terminal session) is running batadv-vis -s.

Why is the line getting skipped or not being executed?

Observation

when I run the script from the /home/pi/ folder as following:

bash /home/pi/path/myScript.sh
tmux ls

It shows 3 Windows and then everything works perfectly. Why isn't it triggering the 2nd line in case of a call from /etc/rc.local ?

  • cannot add tmux tag since don't have enough Reputations – Shan-Desai Mar 1 '16 at 17:16
  • Have you checked that the command works without tmux from rc.local? – Craig Mar 1 '16 at 17:24
  • @Shan-Desai: I have added the tag for you. – Jacobm001 Mar 1 '16 at 17:26
  • @Craig Hi will have a look at it but it should work because I have another stand alone bash script in rc.local that executes perfectly – Shan-Desai Mar 1 '16 at 17:52
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    I doubt it. The man page says that alfred runs as daemon. If that is the case it is probably forking and exiting immediately. When that happens the tmux window is closed. – Craig Mar 1 '16 at 20:20

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