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Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 12:11:48 -0400
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jobs started from the shell startup files are started without job
> control, as you discovered.  This means that they're in the same
> process group as the shell.  A keyboard SIGINT is sent to the current
> foreground process group by the tty driver, so the shell has to do
> something special to keep background non-job-control jobs from getting
> SIGINT.  What it does is set the handlers for SIGINT and SIGQUIT to
> SIG_IGN when an asynchronous job is started without job control. 

Why is this?  Wouldn't it be easier to just use job control?


paul



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