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Re: Bash and "hogging" directories


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash and "hogging" directories
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 08:49:38 -0400

> 
> address@hidden /]# umount /usr/share/timidity
> umount: /usr/share/timidity: device is busy
> 
> It is busy because bash has somehow "hogged" the directory because I had 
> cd'ed 
> into it (i.e. cd /usr/share/timidity):
> 
> bash       4746      joe  cwd    DIR        7,1     4096     98853 
> /usr/share/timidity
> 
> Could you please prevent bash from "hogging" the directory or marking it as 
> in 
> use/busy?  Is it really neccessary to tell Linux that the directory is in use 
> when all I have done is cd into it?

This is not a bash issue.

-- 
``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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