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bug #32801: Run backtick commands asynchronously

Submitter:  Maarten Billemont <lhunath>
Submitted:  Wed 16 Mar 2011 09:24:31 AM UTC
Category:  User Interface Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.0.3
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None
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Wed 16 Mar 2011 09:25:44 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Note: The same goes for any delay while messages are being displayed etc.

Nothing should ever stall the output of the terminal emulator!

Maarten Billemont <lhunath>
Wed 16 Mar 2011 09:24:31 AM UTC, original submission:  

Currently, any backtick commands you execute within screen hang the terminal emulator.

Which means, if you backtick execute a command every so often that takes more than a few milliseconds to execute, it gets insanely irritating as your terminal stalls while using it every so often.

There should be no delay whatsoever.  To do that, the backtick command would need to be executed asychronously and the output would have to be read in and used as soon as the command's process has completed, which could be a few milliseconds or a few minutes later.

Maarten Billemont <lhunath>


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