Dealing with Stopped Jobs Sometimes when you try to logout, you'll get a message saying there are "stopped jobs". These stopped jobs are programs or processes which have been suspended by a ^Z (Ctrl - Z) command. You have to either make the job active again, or get it running properly in the "background" before you can logout. Stopping a program is useful if you want to temporarily suspend working on one program so you can do something else. To see a list of stopped jobs, type:


You will see a list of the stopped programs. Here's an example showing a stopped "learn" session:

[1] + Stopped learn

You can kill this stopped job by typing:

kill %1 (where %1 is the number of the job to be killed>

Or you can make the program active again by typing:

fg %1 (where %1 is the number of the job)