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Bug 82261 - man terminates when suspended
Summary: man terminates when suspended
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 73002 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-20 17:29 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-08-07 21:47:33 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2003-01-20 17:29:09 UTC
Description of problem:

If I press ctrl-Z when man is displaying a manual page, then man can not be 
restored any more.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login on VT1
2. "man sfdisk"
3. ctrl-Z
4. "fg"
Actual results:

man exits

Expected results:

man resumes and can be used to view the page

Additional info:

ctrl-Z works fine with other programs, like sleep , less or vi

Comment 1 David Balažic 2003-01-30 18:16:32 UTC
Same thing in phoebe2 ( 8.0.93 ).

All default settings; shell is bash etc.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 05:40:06 UTC
Works for me with current packages - does it work for you?

Comment 3 David Balažic 2003-02-13 09:29:42 UTC
Yes, but there is still something weird :

man ls
press ctrl-Z after the page appear :
no shell prompt.
press RETURN -> shell prompt appears.

This happens if ctrl-z is pressed in less than 9 seconds
after man ls is started. If pressed after 9 or more seconds,
then it behaves OK.

Comment 4 David Balažic 2003-02-14 08:40:00 UTC
More info :
kernel-2.4.20-2.21 -> man on ctrl-z exits ( terminates )
kernel-2.4.20-2.41 -> man on ctrl-z stops, with the 9 second issue descibed in 
comment #3

Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2003-08-07 21:47:33 UTC
I'm going to leave this as a feature for upstream. Most apps that do non-trivial
screen manipulation with a library have to be specifically written to support
application suspension. (that is, put the terminal in a sane state) Hence the
need for a "terminal reset" feature in most X-based terminal programs...

Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2003-08-07 21:48:44 UTC
*** Bug 73002 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 David Balažic 2003-08-08 14:32:25 UTC
> most X-based terminal programs

? I was doing everything on text console, without X

Comment 8 Eido Inoue 2003-08-08 15:27:25 UTC
The analogy for a terminal reset in the console would be something like "stty sane"

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