Hello. I have been having a very annoying problem with ksh88 under
Solaris. Every so often, when I enter a foreground command, the job control
mechanism registers the command as a job. This happens especially with long
pipelines. After the command is done, the job still exists, and can't be killed
since the process doesn't exist any more. The worst part of this is that
whenever there are any actual background jobs running and this happens, the
shell freezes until all background jobs have exited. Has anyone even seen this
happen before? What is causing this to happen, and how can I avoid it?
By the way, here is the output from "uname -a":
SunOS <host> 5.6 Generic_105181-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2
Here is the ksh version information:
Thank you for any help you can give me.
- Lyle Goldman