bash and '&'

Sergey Okhapkin
Wed Apr 8 06:20:00 GMT 1998

Wei Ku wrote:
> I got the exactly result from b19. Ghostview& is still alive after exit from
> bash. However, the console window does not disappear until Ghostview is
> closed. This is slightly different from the situation in true UNIX machine.
> I would guess that Mr. Sergey Okhapkin has a clear idea why the console
> window is still there.

It's very easy - cygwin-compiled ghostview is a _console_ application! It has console buffer allocated and console handles opened.

Sergey Okhapkin,
Moscow, Russia

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