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Re: Parallelism a la make -j <n> / GNU parallel

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Parallelism a la make -j <n> / GNU parallel
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 19:46:32 +0200
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Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:

> i wish there was a way to use `wait` that didn't block until all the pids 
> returned.  maybe a dedicated option, or a shopt to enable this, or a new 
> command.
> for example, if i launched 10 jobs in the background, i usually want to wait 
> for the first one to exit so i can queue up another one, not wait for all of 
> them.

If you set -m you can trap on SIGCHLD while waiting.


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