Basic Linux Command Example: 


Get help on Linux jobs Command.


   Linux jobs command is use to display status of jobs on Linux system.  The Linux jobs command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get jobs command manual or help on Linux jobs command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux jobs command, the jobs command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux jobs command.


Get Linux jobs command help


  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for jobs command using the manpage format.

jobs linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m jobs


    jobs - Display status of jobs.



    jobs [-lnprs] [jobspec ...] or jobs -x command [args]



    Display status of jobs.


    Lists the active jobs.  JOBSPEC restricts output to that job.

    Without options, the status of all active jobs is displayed.



      -l        lists process IDs in addition to the normal information

      -n        list only processes that have changed status since the last


      -p        lists process IDs only

      -r        restrict output to running jobs

      -s        restrict output to stopped jobs


    If -x is supplied, COMMAND is run after all job specifications that

    appear in ARGS have been replaced with the process ID of that job's

    process group leader.


    Exit Status:

    Returns success unless an invalid option is given or an error occurs.

    If -x is used, returns the exit status of COMMAND.






    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>


[linux@fedora11 ~]$


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