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Re: bin/51556: less(1) generates SIGTTOU if lacking a controlling terminal
The following reply was made to PR bin/51556; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jan Schaumann <jschauma%netmeister.org@localhost>
Cc: gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: bin/51556: less(1) generates SIGTTOU if lacking a controlling
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:06:11 -0400
Michael van Elst <mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost> wrote:
> The feature exists to prevent a _background process_ from interfering with
> the terminal. While output from a background process itself may or may not pass,
> changing the terminal settings is always stopped.
Yes, I understand that. My concern is that less(1) should not attempt
to manipulate the terminal if it doesn't have a controlling terminal.
I agree that timeout(1) should be better about setting things up, but
that's a separate issue. As Matthew noted, there appear to be two
distinct bugs here. Should we split this?
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