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fg

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NAME

fg - Runs jobs in the foreground  

SYNOPSIS

fg [job_id...]

Note

The C shell has a built-in version of the fg command. If you are using the C shell, and want to guarantee that you are using the command described here, you must specify the full path /usr/bin/fg. See the csh(1) reference page for a description of the built-in command.


 

STANDARDS

Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows:

fg:  XPG4, XPG4-UNIX

Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags.
 

OPTIONS

None
 

OPERANDS

Specifies the job to be run as a foreground job. If no job_id operand is given, the job_id for the job that was most recently suspended, placed in the background or run as a background job is used. The format of job_id is described in the Jobs section of the ksh(1) reference page.
 

DESCRIPTION

If job control is enabled (see the description of set -m in the ksh(1) reference page), the fg utility moves a background job from the current environment into the foreground.

Using fg to place a job into the foreground removes its process ID from the list of those ``known in the current shell execution environment''; see the Jobs section of the ksh(1) reference page.
 

RESTRICTIONS

If job control is disabled, the fg utility exits with an error and no job is placed in the foreground. The fg utility does not work as expected when it is operating in its own utility execution environment because that environment has no applicable jobs to manipulate.
 

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: Successful completion. An error occurred.
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables affect the execution of fg: Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization variables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the variables had been defined. If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all the other internationalization variables. Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multibyte characters in arguments). Determines the locale used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error. Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  bg(1), csh(1), jobs(1), kill(1), ksh(1), sh(1p), wait(1)

Standards:  standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
STANDARDS
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
DESCRIPTION
RESTRICTIONS
EXIT STATUS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
SEE ALSO

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