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5.7 Job Control

Job control lets you place foreground jobs in the background, bring background jobs to the foreground, or suspend (temporarily stop) running jobs. The C shell provides the following commands for job control. For more information on these commands, see "Built-in Commands" earlier in this section.

bg

Put a job in the background.

fg

Put a job in the foreground.

jobs

List active jobs.

kill

Terminate a job.

notify

Notify when a background job finishes.

stop

Suspend a background job.

CTRL-Z

Suspend a foreground job.

Many job control commands take jobID as an argument. This argument can be specified as follows:

% n

Job number n .

% s

Job whose command line starts with string s .

%? s

Job whose command line contains string s .

%%

Current job.

%

Current job (same as above).

%+

Current job (same as above).

%-

Previous job.


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