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Re: svn hung at end of commit operation

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2006-03-27 20:07:59 CEST

[Molle Bestefich]
> Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > I thought that was only useful if your shell uses job control.
> > Noninteractive shells shouldn't.
>
> The purpose of the above is not to start the process in a background
> job but to detach it from the shell that runs it:

Exactly - the PPID does not really matter, the shell only keeps track
of its child processes if they are considered background jobs. And
noninteractive shells don't use job control.

By the way, "(sleep 5 &) &" and "(sleep 5 &)" give you exactly the same
effect. So even in an interactive shell, when I do have to worry about
job control, I don't use the second &. Though actually, if I'm in an
interactive shell, it is usually bash, so I'm more in the habit of
typing "sleep 5 & disown" instead. (disown is a bashism.)

Received on Mon Mar 27 20:08:21 2006

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