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Re: "C-z bg" without the lurch

From: Ken Irving
Subject: Re: "C-z bg" without the lurch
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:06:26 -0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 09:51:13AM +0800, address@hidden wrote:
> There are many times one has not planned ahead, and forgets the &:
> $ emacs -nw important.txt #then after a half an hour of editing:
> ^Z
> [1]+  Stopped                 emacs -nw important.txt
> $ compact_disk_burner_GUI_application #forgot to add &
> OK, we want to get back to emacs, but we dare not stop the
> compact_disk_burner lest we ruin the burn. No not even for the split
> second a "^Z bg" would take.
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.shell/browse_thread/thread/e69b7bf5eddd68ca
> Sure, "next time don't use -nw", "killall -1 emacs, your file will be
> in #important.txt#.
> Anyway, I wish there was a way to communicate a "disown" command or
> something to that shell. stty -a shows a lot of weird keys. Anyway, it
> would be neat if there was a key e.g., C-y, that would "have the
> effect of C-z bg, but without ever letting the job in question feel
> the brief sting of being stopped.
> Anyway, how could it be that the mighty bash can't let me get back to
> my emacs without lurching my CD burning job, even for a split second?

It sounds like you're not running bash, you're running the cd burner
application.  Bash exec'd it like you asked it to and is no longer 
in the picture.  If it supports C-Z, then maybe it can do what you

Ken Irving

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