Jobs

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The jobs command gives a list of current background jobs (processes). It usually is a built-in command from the used shell.

Example usage

Run some background jobs and see the list (this example is in bash):

$ sleep 60 &
[1] 13524
$ sleep 60 &
[2] 13534
$ jobs
[1]-  Running                 sleep 60 &
[2]+  Running                 sleep 60 &

The jobs command can be used to kill a job or to start a suspended job as a foreground process.

  • kill %1
  • fg %1

See also