jobs - print currently running jobs


jobs [OPTIONS] [PID]


jobs prints a list of the currently running jobs and their status.

jobs accepts the following switches:

  • -c or --command prints the command name for each process in jobs.
  • -g or --group only prints the group ID of each job.
  • -l or --last prints only the last job to be started.
  • -p or --pid prints the process ID for each process in all jobs.
  • -q or --quiet prints no output for evaluation of jobs by exit status only.

On systems that supports this feature, jobs will print the CPU usage of each job since the last command was executed. The CPU usage is expressed as a percentage of full CPU activity. Note that on multiprocessor systems, the total activity may be more than 100%.

The exit status of the jobs builtin is 0 if there are running background jobs and 1 otherwise.

no output.


jobs outputs a summary of the current jobs.