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bg [jobIDs ]

Put the current job or the jobIDs in the background. See the earlier section "Job Control."


To place a time-consuming process in the background, you might begin with:

4% nroff -ms report | col > report.txt


and then issue any one of the following:

5% bg

5% bg %

         Current job

5% bg %1

        Job number 1

5% bg %nr

       Match initial string nroff

5% % &

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