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That is correct - I was wrong in my assumption that "a suspended process is not 'paused' as it will terminate (or at least 'finish its job') like any other". A suspended process is truly 'paused' while a background process will execute normally.
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Ok, but why is the suspended state preferable to the background state for this sort of thing? If I had some way of sending the foreground process directly to the background (without first 'suspending') why wouldn't I do that? What is the special value of 'suspended' compared to 'background'?
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