Launching a cli server as background process in OSX

mines-imap francois.chaplais at
Wed Jul 31 16:15:07 EDT 2019

If i remember correctly, shell() launches a new shell environment. It is possible that your executable is not in the current PATH. I have had this problem to execute pdftex from livecode.
Best regards

> Le 31 juil. 2019 à 17:24, David Bovill via use-livecode <use-livecode at> a écrit :
> I have a server that I would like launch from Livecode. I've tried shell(),
> launch, open process, and then creatign bash scripts ending with "&" or
> using screen... no joy so far...
> In the terminal I run:
> hugo server
> and a little go server runs and does it's magic. But try as I can nothing I
> do let's me launch the server from Livecode - without the script waiting
> for the never ending process to end and interface freezing.
> Was about to launch into the world of tmux, or trying Applescript :( Any
> ideas?
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