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Old 05-22-2009
can't cancel nohup job

Yesterday I started a nohup job called assoc.sh. It has not finished running, but I have realised a problem with my script, so wish to cancel it, modify and restart it. However, I cannot find the PID, so can't cancel it. I have searched the ps list and nothing resembles my job - how can I cancel it???


Many thanks
# 2  
Old 05-22-2009
use jobs -l to list the back ground jobs

amit@softpc142108 ars $ jobs -l
[1] + 3388 Running nohup amit.sh &

Then u can take back from background using fg

fg %1
here 1 is the id marked in red and 3388 is the process id
# 3  
Old 05-22-2009
jobs -l produces no output, yet I can see the job is still running as new files are being created all the time
# 4  
Old 05-22-2009
How are you trying to find the job?

Code:
ps -eaf | grep assoc.sh

# 5  
Old 05-22-2009
was using
Code:
ps aux | grep assoc

Neither this nor your suggestion find anything

also tried searching for my username and can't see the job
Code:
ps aux | grep epxlp

could it have been renamed by the system???
# 6  
Old 05-22-2009
Well I guess you could try using 'top' to identify processes that are doing something, or 'fuser' to find out the PID of the process writing to the files. Alternatively 'lsof' can also find out for you which PID has the files open for writing, but I usually find it more confusing to use than 'fuser'.
# 7  
Old 05-22-2009
i dont have the fuser or lsof commands and top doesn't seem to show anything relevant
 

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Hi all In Aix system Someone know i want to cancel the massage. if some user print something and user root deleting the job i got brodcast message " message from queueing system job number XXX has been deleteing from queue. <EOT> " I use the cancel command (1 Reply)
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