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Re: big job numbers if one doesn't hit RET

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: big job numbers if one doesn't hit RET
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:06:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ok, maybe this isn't a bug but I start a job then end it and return to
> the shell window where I start it and start another job without first
> hitting RET etc. which would report the last job finishing.
> $ (emacs -f gnus)&
> [1] 712
> $ (emacs -f gnus)&
> [2] 811
> [1]   Done                    ( emacs -f gnus )
> $ (emacs -f gnus)&
> [3] 1030
> [2]   Done                    ( emacs -f gnus )
> $ 

I think this is a good thing: job numbers are not available for reuse
until their termination has been reported, and are not reused unless
all larger numbers are also available.  This helps to prevent you from
doing something bad to %1 because you didn't know which job it would
be.  You can use "set -b" to make job termination get reported sooner,
so the job numbers will be available for reuse by the time you run the
next command.


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