[wellylug] ctrl-Z stopping PROCESSES

David Antliff dave.antliff at paradise.net.nz
Sun May 23 18:06:19 NZST 2004

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Brenda O'Hagan wrote:
> i have grip ripping and oggenc-ing a CD. I'd quite like to pauseng for a
> little while and unpause later.
> i know i can stop a process with ctrl-z in a xterm, and later fg it to start
> again.
> can i do something simular with X11 apps that i launched from the KDE menu?

Perhaps you could send the process a SIGSTOP to stop it, and SIGCONT to
continue it? See 'man 7 signal'. Use 'kill' to send the signals.


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