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I had a bash script which did the wrong thing. So I pressed Ctrl-C to stop it.

Is now the output I currently see on my terminal all the output produced by the processes that have run. Are does Ctrl-C also prevent output to be printed even though the process that wanted to output something has run/finished what it was doing.

So, I do:

for i in *; do rm -vf $i; done

Can I now be sure that all removed 'file' messages on my screen are those that are removed and nothing more has been removed?

Maybe relevant info: I worked in a screen session over ssh.

  • Please show what you did, and what happened. Then proofread, and re-write, so that it makes sense to someone that does not already know what you are asking. – ctrl-alt-delor Jul 25 '18 at 13:21
  • I gave a minimized example. Which parts do I need to clarify? – Hielke Walinga Jul 25 '18 at 13:53
  • I can not tell you what to show, as I have not seen it. But with your minimal example, show what you did, what you expected, and what happened. – ctrl-alt-delor Jul 25 '18 at 15:21
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Essentially yes.

After the shell process catches your Ctrl-C interrupt, it stops it.

There are caveats however, such as in a for loop there can be a cmd that runs in the background.

Plus there are some cmds that run so quickly that you do not get a fast response from the shell (especially over a remote connection!) that it has or when it has actually received your "interruption" using Ctrl-C.

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