wait

 

Linux wait command help.

 

   Linux wait command is use to wait for job completion and return exit status.  The Linux wait command is one of bash built in command.  The command below show how to get Linux wait command help, this help show information on how to use the Linux wait command, the wait command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux wait command.

 

Get Linux wait command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, as show on example below.

 

wait linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help wait

wait: wait [id]

    Wait for job completion and return exit status.

 

    Waits for the process identified by ID, which may be a process ID or a

    job specification, and reports its termination status.  If ID is not

    given, waits for all currently active child processes, and the return

    status is zero.  If ID is a a job specification, waits for all processes

    in the job's pipeline.

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns the status of ID; fails if ID is invalid or an invalid option is

    given.

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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