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Re: wait -n shouldn't collect multiple processes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: wait -n shouldn't collect multiple processes
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:53:02 -0400
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On 3/25/19 4:47 PM, Ben Elliston wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:49:32AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 
>> This demonstrates that, despite what I said earlier, `wait -n' reaps
>> one process at a time and returns its exit status.
> 
> Thanks a lot. Can I suggest that a small tweak be made to the
> documentation to make this a bit clearer?

"wait  waits  for any job to terminate and returns its exit status"

Doesn't that imply a single job?


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