Starting Programms in the background

Christopher Faylor
Thu Nov 2 10:46:00 GMT 2000

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.


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