Re: Linux doing "cooperative multitasking"? (More info)

Romano Giannetti (
27 Nov 1996 13:43:03 GMT

In article <>,
Uwe Bonnes <> writes:
> Hallo,
> in a previous message I said:
> I start netscape on an rxvt-Term. I forgot to send it in the Background by
> not giving "&" at the end of the command line. So I hit "^Z" on the terminal I
> started netscape. Nothing happens for a long time or at all.
Hmmm... strange. Here it's working like a charm. I know it is a
silly question, but are you sure 1) your shell support tasks (I use
zsh and it is possible to compile it without job support, if I remember
correctly) 2) ^Z is bound to suspend, ie.:

(0)sirio:~% netscape

zsh: 22367 suspended netscape
(0)sirio:~% bg
[1] + continued netscape
(0)sirio:~% stty -a
speed 38400 baud; rows 24; columns 80; line = 188;
intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^H; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>;
eol2 = <undef>; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z; rprnt = ^R; werase = ^W;

etc etc?
Hope this helps,

Dr. Romano Giannetti     Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione 
Researcher               Elettronica Informatica Telecomunicazioni      University of Pisa