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More on Job Control...
- To: "Cygwin" <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: More on Job Control...
- From: "Mark Allan Young" <myoung at intrinsic dot com>
- Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:46:46 -0700
I was baffled about the job control issue, having read that it
did indeed work. I verified that my CYGWIN environment variable
was set...and yet, still I couldn't suspend a job.
then I noticed that the bat file I use to start up a cygwin
shell window was setting the CYGWIN variable to '"tty"', instead
of just 'tty'. I changed this and I could suspend a sleep command.
After this revelation, I found a couple of other strange things.
First, if I type:
sleep 100 &
it sleeps for 100 seconds in the background.
but if I type:
it terminates immediately after the fg command.
it does the same if I put in the background with 'bg'.
Another strange behaviour relates to my emacs setup.
I have emacs aliased to 'emacs.bat' which is in my bin
the emacs.bat file starts up a GNU emacs 20.4.1 (i386-*-nt5.0.2195).
If I start this up in the background with '&', when it exits, I get
a done message.
if I don't use the '&' and then try to suspend it
with <ctrl-z>, it doesn't suspend.
that's all I've got for now... any observations welcome.
ps. as an aside, I tried the most recent version of the cygwin1.dll
when I was looking at this stuff ( the april 7 version) and it caused
my emacs.bat file to fail...it seemed to have lost the ability to notice
that it was a bat file...
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