> Just a correction. I know this is late in the game, and I don't want to 
> prolong the discussion much, since this isn't the right list, but: *BSD uses 
> SIGINFO, which is generated via the tty code when the user presses ^T. 
> Several tools implement a status handler that uses SIGINFO.
> I think OpenSolaris doesn't have this functionality (it was a BSD-specific 
> piece of functionality), hence another signal would have to be used, but that 
> also makes it less useful (typing ^T to the tty where the command is running, 
> vs. having to go to another window, doing a pgrep, and then a kill -USR1).

Note there is an outstanding RFE open on this

        6310532 Solaris ldterm could support BSD's SIGINFO/VSTATUS once


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