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bind_stop_irc [2006/08/29 20:18] external edit
bind_stop_irc [2016/08/23 04:09] (current)
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-# $EPIC: bind_stop_irc.txt,​v 1.3 2006/08/29 18:22:56 sthalik Exp $ 
 ======Synopsis:​====== ======Synopsis:​======
 [[bind]] <key> stop_irc [[bind]] <key> stop_irc
 ======Description:​====== ======Description:​======
-This command causes ​the client ​process to temporarily stopreturning +Send a SIGTSTP signal to the client, ​which will return you to your shell. 
-the user to the parent process that started the client (usually the +This was an important feature in the days before GNU Screen, when you could 
-user's command ​shell) This is useful for executing commands that +only log into a server once, and you might need to step away from IRC and  
-aren't well suited ​to [[exec command|EXEC]].+do something else for a moment.
-======Other Notes:​====== +Nobody uses this feature any more, except by mistake (when they accidentally hit ^Z). 
-Care should be taken with the length of time that the client is stopped +I bet nobody has intentionally used this feature in 20 years
-for ​Unless it was originally started with the -S command line option, + 
-it will have no way of listening ​to the server.  ​This means that it +If you accidentally invoke this keybinding, type '​fg' ​to resume.  ​If you stay away  
-could be disconnected from the server if it misses a PING message.+for too long, you will get disconnected from all your servers!
bind_stop_irc.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/23 04:09 by sgrubnick