Jilles Tjoelker <jil...@stack.nl> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 10:37:45AM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Michael Welsh Duggan wrote:
>> > I am trying to determine why:
>> >   dash -c "sleep 5 & kill %1"
>> > results in:
>> >   dash: 1: kill: No such process
>> You are probably looking for the -m option.
> The cause is that the -m option ("job control") enables running commands
> in separate process groups, and dash follows literally what POSIX says
> about kill %job: a background process group should be signaled; however,
> there is no background process group. Some shells signal one or more
> processes they know are part of the job in this case, but dash calls
> kill() on a process group that is guaranteed not to exist.

Right.  And you don't even need %1:

        dash -c "sleep 5 & kill $!"

works just fine.

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