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Old 01-30-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Loosing jobs list after quitting terminal


Hello,

I think question is too simple, but its too hard to find any info on it. Question is just simple as:
I open ssh terminal into my server and run some command using 'cp /path/file /other/path/file &'. And off course this runs as background job and I can list it using jobs command. This is very good. Then I close my terminal using 'exit' and then re-enter it again using ssh and I can see the same copy job with 'ps aux', but it no more listed with 'jobs' command. How can I bring this job back to foreground and control with 'jobs' command ?
 
Old 01-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hello,

I tried your scenario in my linux computer locally , I experienced the same issue that you have reported.
Then i checked the man page of "jobs" command , it clearly stated that,

"jobs - display status of jobs in the current session"

Will check more on this ,BTW , as you can find the PID of the cp command using ps -aux command , you could do whatever you want with it.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Check out "screen". It's a virtual terminal system that will let you detach and reattach to the shell instances running in it, among other things.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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How can I for example bring proccess to foreground by its PID ?
 
Old 01-30-2010, 11:53 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if it's even possible to directly import a process into a running terminal. At least I've never heard of anything like that.

Here's a page that explains the basics on how to use screen though.

http://www.rackaid.com/resources/lin...al-and-how-to/

Launch your command inside a screen terminal and you can get back to it any time.
 
  


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