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in Linux/shell, how can I bring background jobs to foreground and vice versa?

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Did you use ctrl+z to send it to the background? If so, you can bring it back to the front with the command

 fg

To get a list of all the background jobs, use

jobs
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simple and work answer,i like this style. –  janwen Aug 27 '13 at 6:57
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if you have a list of backgrounded jobs (as seen with the 'jobs' command, you can pick a particular one with

fg % number

where number = job number

e.g.

jobs

[1]    suspended  top
[2]  - suspended  top
[3]  + suspended  top

fg %2
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