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Command Execution Status Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060957D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Greene, CS Kilpatrick, PJ Waters, FC Wood, RB [+details]

Abstract

By using screen prompts, it is possible to determine when a command is executing, how to break a command which is executing, and when a command is complete. In the typical UNIX* environment it is difficult to determine when a command is executing, how to cancel a command which is executing, and when a command is complete. In a usable UNIX environment, a prompt is provided at the top of the screen when a command is entered which states: "Command is Running. Press the Break Key to Cancel the Command." When command execution is complete, the following prompt is displayed: "Command is Complete. Press the Return Key to Return to the (Window Name) Window." * Trademark of AT&T Bell Laboratories.