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Re: How to suppress "Terminated..." message after kill


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How to suppress "Terminated..." message after kill
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:52:37 -0400
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Com MN PG P E B Consultant 3 wrote:

> monitest.sh: line 9:  3486 Terminated    tail -f foo >bar
> finish
> 
> 
>>From this we can see:
> 
> (1) Monitor was not set
> (2) Even if it had been set, +m would have turned it off
> (3) Still, the Terminated message is printed.
> 
> Strange, isn't it?

Not really.  If a pipeline in a shell script is killed by a
signal other than SIGINT or SIGPIPE, the shell reports it.  People
generally want to know when their processes are killed.  It's
independent of job control.

If you want to suppress the message, redirect stderr to /dev/null.

Chet

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