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How can you see the processes which you put to background?

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They will show up in a pstree

For example:

pstree -a -h
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@rkt: Thank you for your answer! --- I use OS/X. It does not have the options -ah. What is their purpose such that I can find them? – Masi Jul 2 '09 at 20:36
-a = show command line arguments, -h = highligt current tree . – rkthkr Jul 3 '09 at 6:14

The usual way is jobs. However, jobs doesn't see background processes which have been disowned, because they aren't attached to your shell any more. For those, you'll have to look at ps in some form or another, perhaps ps -u, depending.

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@chaos: Is there any way to get more information about the processes? --- I have which would not suggest me that there is an installation going on if I did not know that. – Masi Jul 2 '09 at 19:40
Chaos put it best. ps -u $username. So if I am logged in as kyleh, I do "ps -u kyleh" to see what is running under my login. – Kyle Hodgson Jul 2 '09 at 19:43
ps aux gives me more info. --- The problem is then to get the significant info. – Masi Jul 2 '09 at 19:43
I opened a new question to know how to get significant info about the command:… – Masi Jul 2 '09 at 19:53

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