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Re: [feature request] setpgid and setsid builtins


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [feature request] setpgid and setsid builtins
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:00:45 -0400

> > >   exec_with_timeout () {
> 
> > This code works for me without setpgid.
> 
> Only if you call it directly from a login shell in monitor mode. In
> this case the two background processes are effectively put in a
> separate process group.  This will not be the case otherwise, and you
> will not be able to kill eventual child processes.

If that's the only criterion, why don't you just turn on job control in
your script with `set -o monitor'?  It does the same thing.


-- 
``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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