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Re: Misleading phrasing about $! in documentation


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Misleading phrasing about $! in documentation
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:37:39 -0400
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On 7/31/13 5:17 AM, Chris Down wrote:
> I think our documentation on $! is a little misleading. `man bash' states:
> 
>     Special Parameters
>         The shell treats several parameters specially. These parameters may 
> only
>         be referenced; assignment to them is not allowed.
> 
>         [...]
> 
>         ! Expands to the process ID of the most recently executed background
>         (asynchronous) command.

How about the command (or job) most recently placed in the background.

Chet

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