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Re: Special parameter ?

From: Enrique Soriano
Subject: Re: Special parameter ?
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:05:39 +0200

> The thing that creates the background job IS a foreground pipeline. It's a 
> foreground pipeline that creates a background
> job, if that makes sense.

Sure. That's the mechanism to implement the background job.

The problem is that the user that reads the manual is dealing with the
"background" and "foreground" abstractions; for him, the most recently
foreground command in my example is false.

> I recommend to store the value of $? in a variable if you plan on using it 
> afterwards, since it's extremely easy to end
> up overriding its value.

Thanks, but I am not trying to implement anything. I am trying to fix
the man page  :)

> You're right, but it might be less confusing if I removed the "foreground"
> from the description.

This could help.

Enrique Soriano
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación,
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
Tel: 914888762

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