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Re: "C-z bg" without the lurch

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "C-z bg" without the lurch
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:04:56 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:

> 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?

Since the cd burning job is the current foreground process and has the
keyboard, there's not going to be a way to do that without getting it
involved in some way.  The current kernel mechanism for doing this
requires signals, so there's also going to be some signal sent to return
control to bash.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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