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From: "Gerry.Tomlinson" <Gerry.Tomlinson@newcastle.ac.uk>
To: Elliott.Hughes@genedata.com (Elliott Hughes)
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: backgrounded jobs
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 09:17:56 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <199906111317.OAA10812@bygate.ncl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <199906100948.LAA1263150@relay.ch.genedata.com> from "Elliott Hughes" at Jun 10, 99 05:48:06 am

> 
> 
> something i had in my own hacked-about copy of
> Byron's rc is a line that output not just the pid of
> a backgrounded job, rather the string "kill %i\n", on
> the basis that this was the number one use of the
> pid. it's particularly handy in 9term, but probably
> just as useful in xterm.
> 
> how would people feel about making this part of
> the distribution? i admit that it looks odd at first
> because traditional shells don't work like that; you
> probably have to know why its saying that not to
> be disconcerted by it, but i think its usefulness
> outweighs this, not least because rc users aren't
> likely to be neophyte shell users who want
> everything to be just like it is in sh (or bash these
> days, i suppose).

who's to say kill is the number one use of the pid? 
there are other uses such as ps l and strace -p 
but i wouldn't want them displayed automatically either.

gerry

--
gerry.tomlinson@newcastle.ac.uk
computing officer
department of computing science, university of newcastle


  reply	other threads:[~1999-06-14  0:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-06-10  9:48 Elliott Hughes
1999-06-11 13:17 ` Gerry.Tomlinson [this message]
1999-06-14 11:53 ` Tim Goodwin
1999-06-10 22:00 steve.kilbane
1999-06-14 13:23 Elliott Hughes

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