How to keep IDECommunicator alive

If I run IDECommunicator (v2) from the command line, how do I keep it alive so that it continues to receive updates from the IDE?

I have a script that runs through building a number of versions of a project and does a few other things and it works great. But IDECommunicator appears to quit after it has squirted all the info at the IDE, so I can’t print status updates. What am I missing?