Cannot suspend shell (Ctrl+Z)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Nov 16 15:59:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 04:40:35PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>[latest Cygwin DLL and all updates]
>I cannot suspend applications (like Midnight Commander) in a running 
>shell (bash or Zsh) - nothing happens. Nevertheless when I run mc (for 
>instance) in screen session then it works as expected:
>% mc                                                                  ~
>[1]  + 5752 suspended  mc
>I vaguely remember that it used to be possible to suspend applications 
>from a standard shell... Can anyone shed some light on this issue?

Try using mintty or rxvt.  You can't suspend processes running in a console
window (like CMD) unless they are waiting for input.


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