`op run` process doesn't exit when starting process from within a custom shell-script.

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I have a script for connecting to my VPN, and use the 1Password CLI to load my password as environment variable into the script like described here: https://developer.1password.com/docs/cli/secrets-environment-variables, and i have aliased my vpn script like described here: https://developer.1password.com/docs/cli/authenticate-clis

My VPN script can basically either:
1. start an openconnect process in the background (connect to the vpn)
2. pkill the openconnect process (disconnect from the vpn)

When i connect i have a problem that the command/process hangs after the vpn-script has exited, and i am connected to the VPN.

If i enable the --no-masking flag to the alias, the process exits properly as expected.

There is no problems exiting the process when i disconnect from my VPN.

I'm wondering if you could have an explanation to what is happening with the --no-masking functionality, and why it would stop the process/command from exiting?

1Password Version: CLI v2.5.1
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OS Version: Ubuntu 22.04
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  • andi.t_1Pandi.t_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @bizzaro, thanks for your question and sorry for the late reply. I have a couple of questions: Could you tell us which op command exactly hangs in your script? What kind of output do you expect this command to have?

    All the best,

  • bizzarobizzaro
    Community Member

    Hi, im also sorry for the late reply.

    I have aliased a vpn script on my linux machine. This script starts a background task (openconnect).

    It's the op run -- vpn command that doesn't exit when the vpn-script exits. If i enable --no-masking the command it exits just fine. If my script exits (and hasn't started the openconnect process, fx by adding a --help flag, the op run -- vpn also exits fine, even without --no-masking enabled.

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