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bg [jobIDs]

Put the current job or the jobIDs in the background. See also "Job Control" at the end of this section.


To place a time-consuming process in the background, you might begin with:

4% nroff -ms report

and then issue any one of the following:

5% bg
5% bg %	Current job
5% bg %1	Job number 1
5% bg %nr	Match initial string nroff
5% % &

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