I had three background processes, and here’s what I’ve got:
 Done zcat jan.txt.gz > j - Done zcat feb.txt.gz > f + Done zcat mar.txt.gz > m
What do those ” “, “+”, “-” mean? Never noticed those before, it was always “+” I guess?
+ means that it is the most recent background process. This is the one that will become the foreground process if you type
I don’t know about the
- but I suspect it the one prior to the most recent one. This would be the one that would become the
+ if you kill the most recent one.
There may also be a current/old system the way
cd - works.
Ah yes, the manual backs me up on both points.
You can use
fg + and
fg - to bring these jobs to the foreground.
You can also get a list of all your currently running jobs and their statuses with the