Job control lets you place foreground jobs in the background, bring background jobs to the foreground, or suspend (temporarily stop) running jobs. Job control is enabled by default. Once disabled, it can be reenabled by any of the following commands:
bash -m -i
set -o monitor
Many job control
jobID as an argument. This argument can be specified as follows:
Job whose command line starts with string
Job whose command line contains string
Current job (same as preceding)
bash provides the following job control commands. For more information on these commands, see the upcoming section "Built-in Commands."
Put a job in the background.
Put a job in the foreground.
List active jobs.
Terminate a job.
Suspend a background job.
- stty tostop
Stop background jobs if they try to send output to the terminal.
Wait for background jobs to finish.
Suspend a foreground job, and use bg or fg to restart it in the background or foreground. (Your terminal may use something other than Ctrl-Z as the suspend character.)