b19.1: question about "wait for job"

Schzen Ooi io@harlequin.co.uk
Fri Sep 4 05:17:00 GMT 1998

Suppose, you had a script in, say, "d:/usr/local/bin/which" is defined

>for p in $PATH; do
>  if [ -f "$p/$1" ]; then
>    ls "$p/$1"
>    exit 0
>  fi
>#type -p $1

to demonstrate the output below, and running it [might] give the
following results:

>bash2$ whereis ls
>//d/usr/local/bin/whereis: waitforjob: no children

Changing the "#!/bin/sh" to "#!/usr/local/bin/bash" makes the message go
I have the following in d:/bin/sh.exe,
and d:/usr/local/bin/bash.exe for convenience and they are just

and mount paths defined with
"d:\usr\H-i386-cygwin32\bin" -> "/bin"
"d:\usr" -> "/usr"
if this detail is significant.

What does the waitforjob mean?


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