Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope

A job may refer to any of the following:

Computer job

1. In general, a job is work or a task that's been assigned, currently being worked on, or was completed. Today, a job is a paid position most often completed by a human. However, as computers and robots become more sophisticated, more jobs are being done by a computer.

Examples of human computer-related jobs can include an administrator, engineer, programmer, and technical support.

2. With Linux, jobs is a command that allows you to show running jobs. See our jobs command page for further information and examples on this command.

  • Use the kill command to end a Linux job.

3. When referring to JCL or an IBM mainframe operating system, a job refers to a multitude of tasks, such as executing a program, copying data, etc.

4. When referring to a person, Jobs is often used to describe Steve Jobs.

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