Bring a job into the foreground

To bring a specific background job into the foreground:

1. Enter the fg (foreground) command followed by the job number.

   fg job_number

If there is only one job running in the background just enter the fg command.

For example:

   lpr -Pps23 &
   [1]  + Running              xterm -g 90x55
   [2]  - Running              xterm -g 90x55
   [3]    Running              lpr -Ppsa
   fg 3
   lpr -Pps23

This starts a process to print a file as a background job. The user then checks the current active jobs and brings the print job - job number three (3) - into the foreground.

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