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fg command in linux used to put a background job in foreground. Syntax:
fg [job_spec]
job_spec may be:
%n : Refer to job number n. %str : Refer to a job which was started by a command beginning with str. %?str : Refer to a job which was started by a command containing str. %% or %+ : Refer to the current job. fg and bg will operate on this job if no job_spec is given. %- : Refer to the previous job.
Options for fg command :
  • fg [JOB_SPEC] : This command is used to put the mentioned job running inbackground to foreground. “sleep 500” is a command which is used to create a dummy job which runs for 500 seconds.
  • fg –help : It displays help information.

Last Updated : 15 May, 2019
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