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Old 08-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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Question Job control

From what I see, when using job control to switch processes to running in the background, when the process needs to display output it stops running and lets you know. If there anyway to get it to keep running when it prompts you?
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what program are you using to manually manage your processes?

Old 08-16-2004, 12:26 PM   #3
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Well, I am learning about job control using a Unix book I have. The book is discussing using the C shell. It says to either add "&" to the end of the command or use Ctrl+Z and then bg which sends the process to the background.
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At least under bash, programs running in the bavkground just output their stuff to the terminal. This can be somewhat annoying when you're typing a command and all of a sudden you see results of some other command that was running in the background . Not sure how the C shell family does things...


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