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

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: making already started shell-commands (ESC !) asynchronous
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 15:01:34 -0400

> Often I do ESC ! [or ! in dired] for what turns out to be a long
> extended command, like xdvi, gv, xpdf.  Sure if I had added an & to
> the command line, I wouldn't have to wait for the command to finish
> before getting emacs to stop waiting.  But there should be a mechanism
> provided where one can turn a synchronous command into a asynchronous
> background command, even after the command has started.

Sure.  It's called job control.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

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

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