What is effect of CTRL + Z on a unix\Linux application

Posted by Kumar Alok on Super User See other posts from Super User or by Kumar Alok
Published on 2012-09-13T12:51:29Z Indexed on 2012/09/19 9:42 UTC
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I was curious and confused that what exactly is the behaviour of CTRl+Z.

I know, If a process in running in foreground, and we press ctrl+z, it goes to background.

But what exactly happens.

Does it keep doing it's job, or does it get suspended, and stopped at the point where it was.

Can someone please explain.

And if it gets stopped at that point, and what is the meaning of background job.


Kumar Alok

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