bg (Unix)

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bg is a job control command in Unix and Unix-like operating systems that resumes execution of a suspended process without bringing it to the foreground;[1] the resumed process continues to execute in the background without receiving user input from the terminal. bg is required to be included in an operating system in order for it to be POSIX compliant.[2]

See also

  • fg, the complementary command that brings a process to the foreground