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Re: Starting Programms in the background

--- Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 06:10:07AM +0100, wrote:
> >If i start a program in the background from bash (e.g.  "winword.exe
> ><document> &") then all is working fine.  But if i try to exit from the
> >bash-shell from which i have started the program before i have finished
> >the program then bash writes "logout" but doesn´t terminate until i
> >terminate all previous started programs.
> >
> >How can this be avoided, means how to exit bash regardless of any still
> >running background programs?
> The only time this should happen is when you are using CYGWIN=tty.  In this
> case, the main process (bash) "owns" the tty and can't exit until every
> child which is using the tty has exited.  The only way around this is to
> not use CYGWIN=tty.

Then it's broken.  I assume notty is still the default, correct?  Then the
window refuses to close until I exit the process.  This is with 1.1.6(0.29/3/2)


Earnie Boyd

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