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Re: EOF disowns background jobs?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: EOF disowns background jobs?
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:11:22 -0400
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Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> $ some-command &
> $ ^D
> (bash exits, leaving some-command running)
> Is this what is supposed to happen? Just asking because it made me go
> "huh?"; I was expecting some-command to get SIGHUP'd.

Yes, that's what's supposed to happen.  How could you run daemons from
the command line otherwise?

You can use the `huponexit' shell option, but that's only in effect for
interactive login shells.

Also, by default, the shell looks for stopped jobs when it exits (or
running jobs with the `checkjobs' option enabled) and reports them.
This allows you to send them a HUP if you want.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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