bash, rxvt and interactive shells not exiting as expected

Dave Korn
Wed Dec 20 00:05:00 GMT 2006

On 19 December 2006 23:43, Jason Curl wrote:

> Now, AFAICT rxvt should be starting bash as a login shell in interactive
> mode. When I close the window from RXVT, a SIGHUP should be sent to
> bash, and according to the manpages from bash this should also cause
> SIGHUPs to all the other processes (e.g. effectively stopping everything
> from ""). I've also tried setting "shopt -s huponexit" but this
> doesn't have the effect I need.
> Instead, what I see is that after the RXVT shell is closed, there are
> still at least the first two processes that were started in the
> background are still running! I had expected them to quit.
> Any ideas?

  See this thread:


  Dunno if the test version is out yet.  Haven't looked.

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