message for job finishing runing background in Bash

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    message for job finishing runing background in Bash

    Hi,
    I call "set -o notify" to notify me when my background jobs finish. I find that the messages upon finishing are different: for some job, it starts sometimes with "[jobID]", sometimes with "[jobID]+" and sometimes "[jobID]-". I wonder what they mean actually? Do they mean the jobs are finished abnormally?
    Thanks and regards!

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    Here's from the bash man page under JOB CONTROL
    In output pertaining to jobs (e.g., the output of the jobs command), the current job is always flagged with a +, and the previous job with a -. A single % (with no accompanying job specification) also refers to the current job.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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