Returning to shell from previous script

view full story

http://www.unix.com – Found myself stuck on this seemingly trivial issue. I have this script which call other shell files to do their deeds. The shell files in turn call some other programs as well. My problem is that in two of these shell files, the control doesnt return to next command in script unless the Enter key is pressed. Its somewhat like this : Code: #runprogs.sh echo "Running Program one" . ./program-one echo "Running Program two" . ./program-two Now if I individually run program-one , it works fine (starts some services) and then I have to press Enter key after a while (HowTos)