I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to view the list of running jobs using the jobs command yet there is no results shown and when I enter "man jobs" the shell responds that there is no such command available. am I doing the wrong way to view job list? and if so what would be the solution to it?

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    Are there any jobs running in the background? What do you mean by "jobs"? Do you mean all processes running on the system? Also, try help jobs, it's a shell builtin and has no manual.
    – terdon
    May 23 '15 at 15:02
  • Dear tredon, I didn't even know about the background jobs. Thank you very much and I think I owe you.
    – Tower
    May 23 '15 at 16:51

jobs is shell builtin,so no man but

help jobs

The use is simply

vi&  #vi goes in background(i know,is useseless)

jobs  #return status
jobs -p #return status and pid
%     #resume first job, vi in this case
%2    #resume second job
ctrl-z #suspend job

For more options and use help jobs

If you want to see processes

ps     #show process
ps -ef #sv style,all processes
ps aux #bsd style,all processes
man ps #better read

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