AW: Starting Programms in the background

klaus.berndl@sdm.de klaus.berndl@sdm.de
Thu Nov 2 01:37:00 GMT 2000


> klaus.berndl@sdm.de 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?
> 
> Never, I fear. It sounds as if you are running some 9X system. It's
> a problem of all 9X console windows that you can't close the window
> unless all child processes are killed. If you want to run daemons
> invisible you'll have to start them by using a shortcut with the
> minimized state set.

No, im using Windows NT!!

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