Cannot suspend shell (Ctrl+Z)
Tue Nov 16 21:06:00 GMT 2010
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 05:29:05PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Christopher Faylor (Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:59:26 -0500)
>> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 04:40:35PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>> >[latest Cygwin DLL and all updates]
>> >I cannot suspend applications (like Midnight Commander) in a running
>> >shell (bash or Zsh) - nothing happens. Nevertheless when I run mc (for
>> >instance) in screen session then it works as expected:
>> >% mc ~
>> > + 5752 suspended mc
>> >I vaguely remember that it used to be possible to suspend applications
>> >from a standard shell... Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
>> Try using mintty or rxvt. You can't suspend processes running in a console
>> window (like CMD) unless they are waiting for input.
>You are right. But why does it work when I first start screen and then -
>say - Midnight Commander? Process Explorer doesn't show screen as parent
Because screen != "a console window (like CMD)".
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