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Re: Disowning a stopped job
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- From: Sven Wischnowsky <wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: Disowning a stopped job
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:26:11 +0200 (MET DST)
- In-reply-to: <1010529151211.ZM13398@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On May 29, 11:28am, Sven Wischnowsky wrote:
> } Subject: Re: Disowning a stopped job
> } Bart Schaefer wrote:
> } > Using "disown" on a stopped job leaves the job stopped. There should be at
> } > least a warning about this.
> } Nobody answered -- or did I miss something?
> It's been difficult to get opinions out of people lately. I think we're
> having -pre-X burnout.
Yes, I feel like that myself.
> } The other possibilities would of course be to generate an error, not
> } disowning the job or to call makerunning() on it before clearing the job
> } table entry.
> } Of these, I think I prefer the former. The user can then still call `bg'
> } and then `disown'.
> I suppose the former with an option to do the latter would not work, as
> bg/fg/disown have always interpreted their first argument as a string to
> match against job names.
Yep. I was half-heartedly playing with the idea of a setopt-option,
something like silent_disown or, better, disown_auto_continue.
> Here's the thing to consider: `disown %1' is equivalent to `%1 &!'. I
> won't go so far as to say it's "intuitive," but the latter certainly looks
> as though it should cause the job to run.
True. I had forgotten about this shortcut.
> Would it be weird (or even possible) to have those two variants work in
> different ways in this case?
I would actually prefer it if they would differ. The only possible way
to implement this is adding a global variable that gets set in execcmd()
and tested in bin_fg(). Not nice, but since execcmd() actually inserts
a `disown' into the list of command words, these cases are
indistinguishable for bin_fg().
Sven Wischnowsky wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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