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Re: Not a bug - just an idea: 'Str-z & bg' @once

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Not a bug - just an idea: 'Str-z & bg' @once
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 14:38:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090015 (Oort Gnus v0.15) Emacs/21.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Robert Michel <address@hidden> wrote:
> Imagine for cdrecord or rec is an interupt not realy perfect ;).
> So I would propose 'Strg-b' for 'Strg-z & bg' @once.

It's not possible.  bash would have no way of knowing that Ctrl-b was
typed during the time that another process was in the foreground.

> 'screen cdrecord.....' helps but then you have to know it
> in advance that the new process my be to be moved to bg.

You could do "screen bash" even earlier (e.g., from your startup
scripts).  Then when you start a job and later decide you want to
leave it in the background, you can start a new shell, even if you
didn't do anything special when starting that job.


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