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Development Tools Console Foundations Processes Pausing and Resuming

About the jobs question...

One of the questions on the quiz ask about what does typing "jobs" do in Linux. It shows that "shows a list of processes in your current session" is the correct choice. Is that accurate? I thought "jobs" shows a list of jobs and not processes. When I run the command 'ps' or 'ps aux', that gives a different output than when I run 'jobs'. For example, 'ps' will include bash (and also the 'ps' process). Am I missing something? Thanks, D.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I suppose there's a good bit of overlap in the definition of a "job" and a "process", though it would probably have been more accurate for the question to refer to "tasks or commands".

But since all answer choices refer to "processes", the key phrase that makes that answer choice the most correct one (and also distinguishes the output from what "ps" might produce) is "...in your current session".

Thanks, Steven!