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Re: make running program& into a (program&)


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: make running program& into a (program&)
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 11:39:39 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/20.7 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> $ emacs & #oops, wanted to do "(emacs &)"

You can't get there from here.  Unix doesn't provide any way to break
the parent-child relationship between two still-running processes.
"disown" is the most you can do in this situation.


paul



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