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Re: please re-add '%' as synonym for 'fg' and '%%'

From: Harald Koenig
Subject: Re: please re-add '%' as synonym for 'fg' and '%%'
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:29:09 +0200
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On Aug 09, Harald Koenig wrote:

> b) this breaks compatibility with other shells!  I've been using
> '%' for about 20 years with csh, tcsh and bash (up to 2.05b),
> and I really don't like to learn new incompatibilities 
> iff not really necessary! 
> for now I'm using 
>       alias %=%%
> in my private login, but I really would like to see this 
> as global fix for bash-3...

quick update:  the alias workaround above doesn't really help, because now
there is an asymmetry between the "command" or alias '%'  and the
job specifier for commands like kill.  

I still can't use 'kill %' like before, and like in csh-based shells.

IMHO that's one more good reason to switch back to the old behaviour for plain 


Harald Koenig
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