Bash - disown (Remove job)


Remove a job from the shell's job list.


disown [-ar] [-h] [jobspec ...] 


  • Without options, each jobspec is removed from the table of active jobs.
  • If the -h option is given, each jobspec is not removed from the table, but is marked so that SIGHUP is not sent to the job if the shell receives a SIGHUP.
  • If no jobspec is present, and neither the -a nor the -r option is supplied, the current job is used.
  • If no jobspec is supplied:
    • the -a option means to remove or mark all jobs;
    • the -r option restricts operation to running jobs.

Return value

The return value is 0 unless a jobspec does not specify a valid job.

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