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Re: suspend bug [revisited]


From: Sven Mascheck
Subject: Re: suspend bug [revisited]
Date: 5 Nov 2001 15:12:47 +0100
User-agent: tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (SunOS/5.8 (sun4u))

Adam Sulmicki <address@hidden> wrote:

>> [...] why exactly do you need this?  Traditionally, you can't suspend
>> a login shell.

> [X11 terminal emulator] type suspend. And it will hang.

*sigh* That's how to do it--but not *why*.

You will likely have the same problem with other programs (telnetd,
sshd, ...)--and that's what i meant with traditionally.  Doing this
with a *real* login shell definitely doesn't make any sense.

> I still could open another xterm find out the pid of
> the stopped bash and send it 'KILL -CONT %pid' but that's awkward..

....and even that doesn't work always, anyway.  I haven't yet found out
why, must be something about process groups or alike.  (more details
in case of interest.)

Sven



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