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Re: More on Job Control...
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: More on Job Control...
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 13:05:01 -0400
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On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 12:46:46PM -0700, Mark Allan Young wrote:
>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:
> sleep 100
>it terminates immediately after the fg command.
>it does the same if I put in the background with 'bg'.
Have you checked the email archives on this. This exact behavior
has been discussed recently. It works the same way on Cygwin and
>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.
A .bat file is not a cygwin application. Cygwin isn't a special magic
program that brings UNIX functionality to everything on your system.
CTRL-Z will only work on Cygwin applications.
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