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wait language


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NAME

wait -- wait for a background job to terminate

USAGE

wait [job job ...]

PARAMETERS

job
A background job number, as printed when the job is submitted, or as given by the jobs command.

DESCRIPTION

The wait task causes the CL to hibernate until a background job or jobs terminates. No arguments, or a job number of 0 means to wait until all background jobs finish, while other arguments can be specified to wait for a particular job. If a background job is not running the wait returns immediately.

EXAMPLES

1. Wait for any background jobs to finish, beeping the terminal when done.

cl> wait;beep

2. Wait for job 3 to terminate.

cl> wait 3

BUGS

Deadlock is possible.

SEE ALSO

jobs, kill, service


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