jobs - Displays status of jobs in the current session
jobs [-l | -p] job_id...
jobs [-n] job_id...
The C shell has a built-in version of the jobs command. If you are
using the C shell, and want to guarantee that you are using the com-
mand described here, you must specify the full path /usr/bin/jobs.
See the csh(1) reference page for a description of the built-in com-
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-l Provides more information about each job listed. This information
includes the job number, current job, process group ID, state and the
command that formed the job.
-p Displays only the process IDs for the process group leaders of the
-n [Tru64 UNIX] Displays jobs that have stopped or exited since last
By default, the jobs utility displays the status of all stopped jobs, run-
ning background jobs and all jobs whose status has changed and has not been
reported by the shell.
Specifies the jobs for which the status is to be displayed. If no
job_id operand is given, the status information for all jobs is
displayed. The format of job_id is described in the Jobs section of
the ksh(1) reference page.
The jobs utility displays the status of jobs that were started in the
current shell environment.
When jobs reports the termination status of a job, the shell removes its
process ID from the list of those "known in the current shell execution
environment". See the Jobs section of the ksh(1) reference page.
The jobs utility does not work as expected when it is operating in its own
utility execution environment because that environment has no applicable
jobs to manipulate.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>>0 An error occurred.
The following environment variables affect the execution of jobs:
Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that
are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value
from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization
variables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of
the variables had been defined.
If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all the
other internationalization variables.
Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of
text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-
byte characters in arguments).
Determines the locale used to affect the format and contents of diag-
nostic messages written to standard error and informative messages
written to standard output.
Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing of
Commands: bg(1), csh(1), fg(1), kill(1), ksh(1), sh(1p), wait(1)