"There are stopped jobs" When Logging Out [SOLVED]

  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You would think that in the last couple of years I would have had this problem at least once, right?
No such "luck", this is the first time I've ever received this message when trying to logout of an SSH session.

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$ exit
logout
There are stopped jobs.
  1. $ exit
  2. logout
  3. There are stopped jobs.


The first few discussions I came across suggested using the "jobs" command to get the process id and then use "kill" to get rid of it. I didn't like that idea though.

Some more research, and I discovered that all I need to do is use fg to bring the job back into the foreground (fg, foreground, get it?) where I can shut it down properly and logout. :)
  • spork
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Post 3+ Months Ago

On a related note for those who didn't know, you can launch a program to run in the background by appending a trailing '&' to the command line.

Or, if you've already started it in the foreground, you can sent it to the background by stopping it (ctrl+z) and then typing 'bg' for background.

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