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Re: making already started shell-commands (ESC !) asynchronous

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: making already started shell-commands (ESC !) asynchronous
Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 10:53:14 -0600

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> On 3 May 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > Well, how about monitoring other keys like C-h,
> > which could print out a list of things one can do while waiting for a
> > synchronous command to finish, including what key to press to turn it
> > into an asynchronous command.  To test do ESC ! sleep 2222 and note that
> > only C-g can do anything, and that one thing it can do is kill the
> > process... Gee, how inflexible, either sacrifice a halfway done 'big
> > job' or give up access to all the things you were doing in emacs until
> > it finishes... I mean the shell can do it, how about emacs?
> What do you mean exactly by ``shell can do it''?  How do you do that from
> a shell?

I think he means C-z/susp(end)/STOP and `bg`.
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