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Re: Found Bug and generated report using Bashbug

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Found Bug and generated report using Bashbug
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2022 10:14:03 -0400
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On 9/5/22 6:13 PM, Aryan Bansal wrote:

>Bash Version: 5.1
>Patch Level: 16
>Release Status: release
> While testing how bash handles foreground and background processes >using "&", I found out that the behaviour is sometimes undefined. The >prompt sometimes prints just as the background process finishes executing >resulting in a glitch that makes the prompt unable to be used until Enter >is pressed.

This is not a bug. Since these are different processes, scheduled
independently, bash doesn't have control of when the background processes
print their output.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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