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When I run a process in Bash, I can suspend it with Ctrl-Z, but that does not seem to work for sourced scripts (. foo.sh). Is there a way to suspend such scripts?

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When you source foo.sh, Ctrl+Z (SUSP) just stops the currently executing command in foo.sh and the shell blithely carries on with the next command in foo.sh.

I don't think there's a way round this. If you want to be able to suspend the whole of foo.sh you have to be running it as a subprocess by invoking it as a command not by sourcing it.

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Indeed, Ctrl-Z suspends a process using SIGSTOP. Sourced scripts run in the main shell process and cannot be suspended as a unit. –  grawity Jan 19 '12 at 20:56
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