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Re: "%" no longer works in bash 3.0?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: "%" no longer works in bash 3.0?
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:27:39 GMT

Hi Chet,

> > How come "%" by itself no longer works to bring the most recent job
> > to the foreground in bash 3.0?  This seems like a regression in
> > functionality.  Is it intentional?
> Yes, it was intentional.  The null job was never valid, and only
> worked by an accident of implementation.  I tightened the code up, and
> this was a result.

That's a shame for those of us that have been using just % for so long
we've forgotton just how long that is.  Any chance it can be put back
again without it being an accident of implementation?


Ralph Corderoy.      http://inputplus.co.uk/ralph/     http://troff.org/

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