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Old 09-13-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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running a program in background of X using &


i read in another post that by typing & at the end of a command that the program will run even after i close the terminal i started it from. so i type 'firefox &' and firefox starts up and everything but if i close the terminal window it closes firefox as well. what gives? i got it to work once but now it just won't. is there some kind of special permission i need to have set or what? TIA
 
Old 09-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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Try using "exit" to close your terminal after issuing "firefox &", assuming you haven't already.
 
  


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