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Re: Bash and "hogging" directories


From: pesarif
Subject: Re: Bash and "hogging" directories
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 16:02:10 +1000

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 22:49, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > 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.
I'm curious as to why it happens (please tell me why).
Are there ways to prevent this from happening?

thanks,
pesarif



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