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    Could you daemonize something in this way? Run something you want to be permanently running, and then exit trap to run the same script. I have a few long running bash scripts and use cron jobs currently to make sure they keep operating, but this looks like an interesting replacement.

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      You could, but it wouldn’t necessarily be very robust; for example, a SIGKILL will prevent the exit trap from executing. You’d also have no way of doing health checks.

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        If you have the option to use a modern service manager like systemd, you’d be much better to just use the existing service management tools than reimplement your own adhoc ones.

        I can’t speak in detail to other systems, but systemd unit files are incredibly painless to write and run and are very robust.