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Jobs should be marked as completed when all processes are completed, not just the last one #876

ridiculousfish opened this Issue Jun 16, 2013 · 1 comment


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ridiculousfish commented Jun 16, 2013

This issue tracks the following change: mark a job as completed only when all processes are finished.

An example of an affected command:

 sleep 10 | echo Hi

Today in fish, this finishes immediately, because echo does not read from its input pipe. With this change, this job will not finish for 10 seconds.


  1. It's arguably more intuitive
  2. It makes it possible to implement pipefail (#763), because we will wait until we have the exit status of all commands in the pipeline
  3. It eliminates a certain class of race conditions that occur if the last process is not in the process group of the session leader (#848)
  4. It matches bash and zsh (though not tcsh)

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ridiculousfish Jun 16, 2013


Trying it and seeing how it works out. Fixed as 5d75ee7


ridiculousfish commented Jun 16, 2013

Trying it and seeing how it works out. Fixed as 5d75ee7

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