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When I ran jobs command I see the following output :

[1]  - Suspended                     ./startWebLogic.sh
[2]  + Suspended (signal)            top
  1. What does -/+ indicate in the second column ?
  2. What is the difference between Suspended and Suspended(signal) ?
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From man pages:

The character '+' identifies the job that would be used as default for the fg or bg utilities; this job can also be specified using the job_id %+ or "%%" . The character '-' identifies the job that would become the default if the current default job were to exit; this job can also be specified using the job_id %-.

  • you didn't answer the send question – Geek Jan 21 '13 at 18:52
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    Always wondered what the +/- mean. – JeremyKun Dec 27 '13 at 20:23

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