-bash: no job control in this shell
Mitchell Laks <email@example.com> writes:
> 1) I don't know what this means.
It means you can't hit CTRL-Z to suspend a process, move processes to
the foreground and background, or use the jobs command. See the JOB
CONTROL section of bash(1) for more details.
Not sure what causes it, but I always (and only) see it when I boot
for emergency recovery with "init=/bin/sh".
> 2) I don't know what causes it.
It may have something to do with your terminal.
> 3) It bothers me (I dont know why. Just in principle!).
It's fairly harmless, but very annoying, especially if you get stuck
and need to kill something.
> 4) So if I really want that job control thingy back, what do I have to do.
Depending on what's caused it to break, you could look at your
terminal configuration, try using the "set -m" command to turn job
control back on, starting up another shell, or using screen(1).
> I figure it is a left over from some mess up of my . files. But
> Professor Google has not clued me in to know what causes this.
To find out, create a brand new user with default dotfiles, and try
logging in as that user.
Hope this helps,
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