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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: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/51556: less(1) generates SIGTTOU if lacking a controlling
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:41:12 +0000
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 01:10:01PM +0000, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> 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 think you mean "if it isn't in the foreground", but it doesn't make
sense to run less other than in the foreground. Certainly you wouldn't
be able to provide command input to it.
> 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?
It's not. What less is doing is fine.
David A. Holland
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