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Re: child_pid of background process? (not in manpage?)


From: Chris Down
Subject: Re: child_pid of background process? (not in manpage?)
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:53:03 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On 2013-08-18 17:46, Linda Walsh wrote:
> I don't find the variable for the process ID of the
> last started background process documented in the bash manpage...
>
> Am I just missing it, or did it get left out by accident or
> where did it go?

First of all, it would help if you gave your version. At least in 4.2.45, it's
under "Special Parameters".

> Special Parameters
>
> [...]
>
>     !      Expands to the process ID of the most recently executed
>            background (asynchronous) command.

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