Commands tagged jobs (4)

  • make, find and a lot of other programs can take a lot of time. And can do not. Supppose you write a long, complicated command and wonder if it will be done in 3 seconds or 20 minutes. Just add "R" (without quotes) suffix to it and you can do other things: zsh will inform you when you can see the results. You can replace zenity with other X Window dialogs program.


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    alias -g R=' &; jobs | tail -1 | read A0 A1 A2 cmd; echo "running $cmd"; fg "$cmd"; zenity --info --text "$cmd done"; unset A0 A1 A2 cmd'
    pipeliner · 2010-12-13 17:44:36 0
  • The "-u USER" is optional if root user is used


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    crontab -l -u USER | grep -v 'YOUR JOB COMMAND or PATTERN' | crontab -u USER -
    Koobiac · 2015-03-11 13:10:47 0
  • List background jobs, grep their number - not process id - and then kill them Show Sample Output


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    jobs | grep -o "[0-9]" | while read j; do kill %$j; done
    haggen · 2012-04-12 17:29:58 0
  • Run a job in the background and prefix it's output with some string. This is particularly useful if you are running inside a docker container in a startup script (sue me, I'll run two jobs in a docker container if I want to) and you can run something like: /usr/sbin/nginx 2>&1 | awk '{print "[NGINX] " $0}' & /opt/jws-3.1/tomcat8/bin/catalina.sh run 2>&1 | awk '{print "[TOMCAT] " $0}' & while true; do ; done it can also be combined with tee to create a file log as well as a stdout log, for example if the script above where a script called "/bin/start-container.sh" then you could run /bin/start-container.sh | tee /var/log/containerlogs Show Sample Output


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    nginx 2>&1 | awk '{print "[NGINX] " $0}' &
    hvindin · 2017-04-25 22:18:38 0

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