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Old 04-19-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
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how to bring a fg job to bg

i do a :

tail -f /var/log/messages > /dev/tty9 &

ok, it is running on the bg, great.

i do a


will show me it is running on the background

i do a fg ,

the job wil bring to foreground.

now, how do i bring it back to bg? since now my terminal is "stuck" , i tried a ctrol-y , then i type bg, it wont work.

Old 04-19-2006, 06:48 AM   #2
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You need to do a ctrl-z, then type bg.
Old 04-19-2006, 06:49 AM   #3
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how about a ctrl-z..

Hobbletoe beat me

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Old 04-19-2006, 06:57 AM   #4
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er...that was simple...thanks.


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