Bug 1019334 - ksh monitor mode documented contrary to what it actually does
ksh monitor mode documented contrary to what it actually does
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ksh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Hlavinka
Martin Kyral
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Reported: 2013-10-15 09:56 EDT by Martin Kyral
Modified: 2014-11-05 05:15 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: ksh-20120801-16.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-14 03:04:13 EDT
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Description Martin Kyral 2013-10-15 09:56:44 EDT
Description of problem:

on ksh-20120801-9.el6:
ksh -m test.ksh -> xterms survive the script
ksh test.ksh -> xterms die with the script

However, the man page says contrary: "The INT and QUIT signals for an invoked command are ignored if the command is followed by & and the monitor option is not active."

This seems to be documentation bug as:
1) the ksh monitor mode behavior has been discussed with David Korn
2) bash man page says: "...keyboard-generated signals such as SIGINT... Background processes are  those  whose process  group  ID  differs  from  the terminal’s; such processes are immune to keyboard-generated signals." which is the same as the fixed ksh do.

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Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 03:04:13 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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