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WAIT(1)                     General Commands Manual                    WAIT(1)



NAME
       wait - wait for a process to finish

SYNOPSIS
       wait

DESCRIPTION
       Wait  until  all  processes  started  with  && or bg have completed, and
       report on abnormal terminations.

       Because the wait(2V)  system  call  must  be  executed  in  the  parent
       process,  the  shell  itself  executes  wait,  without  creating  a new
       process.

SEE ALSO
       csh(1), sh(1), wait(2V)

BUGS
       Not all the processes of a 3- or more-stage pipeline  are  children  of
       the  shell,  and thus cannot be waited for.  This bug does not apply to
       csh(1).



                               9 September 1987                        WAIT(1)