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Re: (Revisited): zsh + less == hard hang of tty.

"Larry P. Schrof" wrote:
> - When I get a Linux tty to hang by doing this, log in on another tty,
>   and kill the *less* process, it terminates, and any I/O that was in
>   the buffer (from my extra keystrokes while less was hung) get
>   interpreted by the shell. zsh becomes responsive again.

Sounds from this you may need to run strace on the less inside
the zsh -c (or just do it interactively), since zsh appears to be
just blithely waiting.  We'll probably find less is trying to
grab the terminal and failing, or something like that... quite
what we do if that's the case, I'm not sure.

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