bash job identifier not working

Tim Waugh twaugh at
Mon Nov 29 15:17:58 UTC 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 07:58:39AM -0700, Douglas Ohlhorst wrote:

> Hello All,
> I have noticed on Fedora Core 3 that while in a bash shell after 
> suspending a job, I am unable to resume the last job that was suspended 
> using the job identifier '%'. I receive the message:
> [user at host ~]$ %
> bash: fg: %: no such job
> This use to work on Fedora Core 2, and currently works on RHEL3. I have 
> also noticed that this works under different shells, such as tcsh. I was 
> curious if anybody knows if this is a bug or if this functionally has 
> been removed from bash. The version of bash that I am running is: 
> bash-3.0-18. Thank you for any information on this.

You need to use "%%" or "%+" now.

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