jobs(1)jobs(1)NAMEjobs - Displays status of jobs in the current session
SYNOPSISjobs [-l | -p] job_id...
[Tru64 UNIX] jobs [-n] job_id...
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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. Displays only the process IDs for the
process group leaders of the selected jobs. [Tru64 UNIX] Displays
jobs that have stopped or exited since last notified.
By default, the jobs utility displays the status of all stopped jobs,
running 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 dis‐
played. 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 exe‐
cution environment”. See the Jobs section of the ksh(1) reference
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: Successful completion. An
The following environment variables affect the execution of jobs: Pro‐
vides 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 vari‐
ables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the
variables had been defined. If set to a non-empty string value, over‐
rides 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 diagnostic messages written to standard
error and informative messages written to standard output. Determines
the location of message catalogues for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.
Commands: bg(1), csh(1), fg(1), kill(1), ksh(1), sh(1p), wait(1)