FG ( 1 ) USER COMMANDSFG ( 1 )


NAME

fg - move jobs to the foreground

SYNOPSIS

fg [ options ] [job ...]

DESCRIPTION

fg places the given jobs into the foreground in sequence and sends them a CONT signal to start each running.

If job is omitted, the most recently started or stopped background job is moved to the foreground.

Each job can be specified as one of the following:
number
number refers to a process id.
-number
number refers to a process group id.
%number
number refer to a job number.
%string
Refers to a job whose name begins with string.
%?string
Refers to a job whose name contains string.
%+ or %%
Refers to the current job.
%-
Refers to the previous job.

EXIT STATUS

If fg brings one or more jobs into the foreground, the exit status of fg will be that of the last job. If one or more jobs does not exist or has completed, fg will return a non-zero exit status.

SEE ALSO

wait(1), bg(1), jobs(1)

IMPLEMENTATION

version
fg (AT&T Research) 2000-04-02
author
David Korn <dgkorn@gmail.com>
copyright
Copyright © 1982-2010 AT&T Intellectual Property
license
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cpl1.0.txt