Job Control (cont) Jobs can exist in different states Running in foreground The program is running, and until it's done you won't get a prompt back. Running in background The program is running, but you can continue what you were doing. It's output will shoot across your screen, which may annoy you. Stopped The program is halted wherever it was stopped. Stopped, waiting for input The program is in the background and needs you to to put it in the foreground and give it input before it can continue doing anything.
Copyright 2005, Bri Hatch of Onsight, Inc.
Presented at LFNW - LinuxFest Northwest, Bellingham, Washington, Apr 2005
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