Switch UNIX & Linux Job to Run in Background or Foreground



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In UNIX or Linux operating system, you have the ability to switch any jobs to run in background or foreground.

Background to Foreground Job

1. Below program is running on background.

./R3trans -d &

2. Press Ctrl + z to suspend the program and you will get below notification.

[1] 19054

3. Enter command fg with the following number 1.

fg 1

4. The program will now running on foreground.

./R3trans -d
This is ./R3trans version 6.23 (release 720 - 17.09.12 - 20:12:05 ).
unicode enabled version
./R3trans finished (0000).

Foreground to Background Job

1. Below program is running on foreground.

./R3trans -d

2. Press Ctrl + z to suspend the program and you will get below notification.

[1] 1876

3. Enter command bg with the following number 1.

bg 1

4. The program will now running on background.

./R3trans -d &
This is ./R3trans version 6.23 (release 720 - 17.09.12 - 20:12:05 ).
unicode enabled version
./R3trans finished (0000).

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