Job Control in the Bourne Shell

Suhaib M. Siddiqi Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

>                                    March 14th, 1999
>In response to my question yesterday about Job Control in the Bourne Shell,
>I've since then learned that it is included as a standard part of the shell
>in SVR4 versions and later.
>Thanks everyone for your feedback on the KSH yesterday.  I downloaded the
>MKS version, and have been experimenting with it for the last day.
>One thing to note, though, is that MKS includes the VI editor with their
>package.  Why doesn't Cygwin include some equivalent of this?  For the life
>of me, I hate VI and prefer Emacs.  But it is sometimes nice to have it
>around for quick editing on the fly.  It also comes in handy for Command
>Line editing too.

Vi (Vim is available as a separate package from

Sometimes you just have to go back to

and dig out what you need.  There is apparantly much more stuff available
Cygwin then MKS Toolkit.


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