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From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line by Peter Stephenson, Jerry Peek, Oliver Kiddle

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CHAPTER 11Jobs and Processes

One of the areas in which the shell is particularly powerful is that of job control. Job control allows you to have more than one process using a single terminal. On modern computers where it is easy to have several terminal windows open on your display, job control is perhaps not as valuable as it once was, but it is still extremely useful. Many of the basics were introduced in Chapter 3, but in this chapter we complete the picture. We also cover a number of other advanced topics related to processes. In particular, we examine the following topics:

  • Details of the ways in which you can manipulate jobs from the shell
  • How to control what happens to jobs when the shell exits
  • How to control the way the shell interprets ...

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