Why the extra shells?

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Sun Aug 31 01:40:21 UTC 2008

> I'm wondering why I have all these shells running? Could it be  
> because I close my SSH terminal without exiting, thus leaving bash  
> in some sort of suspended state?

I have tried to leave a shell suspended every which I way I can think  
of, but can't make it happen, so the problem doesn't seem to be  
caused by not typing 'exit' to leave the shell...

I killed off all those shells and don't see any ill effects, so  
apparently they weren't started by some running process that depended  
on them.

I'm sure I did something wrong to create these zombie processes...  
will keep digging to see what it might have been...

-- John

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