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Re: signal propogation to backgrounded subshells


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: signal propogation to backgrounded subshells
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 22:25:59 +0100
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Jeff Weber <address@hidden> writes:

> 1) since the background job is started by one non-interactive script, and 
> killed by another non-interactive script, job control does not enter into the 
> solution.

Without job control you won't get a separate process group.  Interactivity
and job control are orthogonal concepts.

> If the process group of the background job could be returned or queried when 
> the background job is launched,

That's what $! is for.

> Please let me know if I am misunderstanding, and thanks for your help.

Don't top post.

Andreas.

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