Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 101 – The jobs command

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

The jobs command displays status of jobs in your current Terminal session. (Barrett, 2016)⁠ Jobs are programs you are running in your current shell. The difference between jobs and processes is that processes are a operation systems term, while jobs are shell specific term – job is any program you start in the shell (whether in the foreground or in the background). (“What is the difference between a job and a process?,” n.d.)⁠

I never used this command so far, so just mentioning it here.

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Barrett, D. J. (2016). Linux pocket guide (3rd ed.). O’Reilly Media. Page 40

What is the difference between a job and a process? (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2020, from