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Old 12-02-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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whats the (wd:...) in the table of the jobs command?

Can anybody explain me, whats this wd at the end of the entry when I do ps:

[1] - 1646 Stopped (signal) /usr/local/bin/htdig-dbgen (wd: /var/www/htdig/db)
[2] + 22394 Stopped (signal) ./htdig-dbgen (wd: /usr/local/bin)

What does the - or the + do mean? and what the (wd...) ??

I've started just one job, now I see 2...

please give me some hints...


Old 12-02-2004, 07:58 AM   #2
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wd: Working Directory, usually the directory from which you launched the command.

Old 12-02-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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ah, thx very much
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(wd ...) @ end of jobs cmd output - more details

That was a great answer! Thanks!

I tried playing with it and can add:

If you are in the directory from which the command followed by & was issued, jobs shows no (wd...)
otherwise it shows was was answered - the directory in which the command & was run.


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