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chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net
Sun Nov 4 15:44:07 CET 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Antoni" <sasoft at gmx.de>
> - i am using linux
> - i got a script that takes the time.ctime string and
> compares it with a set time. if the time is the same
> as the set time, it will do something.
> - the script is a non-gui application (see bottom of this mail)
> 1. how can i move my process in the background after i
> started it (like: myscript & -> but automatically).
... is the basic code (full daemon mode takes a bit more work).
> 2. how do i move it back in the foreground when the
> action for the set time is performed?
You can't. The shell does it by keeping a "grip" on the process,
and so it can return it to the foreground when told to. AFAIK you
can't tell the shell to do this programmatically.
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