Thanks to everyone for the many answers:
The consensus is that the script **should** die on exit, if you want it
to stay up start it with a "nohup" command i.e.:
nohup S80testscript &
The script also runs fine from a level switch.
-- The sticker on the side of the box said "Supported Platforms: Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, or better", so clearly Linux was a supported platform.
Debian GNU/Linux Live free or Die
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