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Old 02-25-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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Starting program with terminal


I know how to start a program with the terminal, but when I press ctrl-c to get prompt back the program kills.


How do I open a prog with the terminal and get back to prompt, without the program shutting down.
 
Old 02-25-2003, 10:52 PM   #2
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do "info nohup" and see if that's what you're looking for.
 
Old 02-25-2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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I did that but no avail.


How is this done?
 
Old 02-25-2003, 11:14 PM   #4
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OK,how about "programname &"
 
Old 02-25-2003, 11:27 PM   #5
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Thankyou Allen!!
 
Old 02-25-2003, 11:31 PM   #6
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Also you can do:

jobs

This will tell you what jobs are running in the background. If you want to bring them back to the foreground you can do:

fg %1

where 1 is the job number given by the jobs command. Maybe this is a little too much info but what the hell.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 12:43 AM   #7
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Ahhhh what the hell, you can't ever know to much about linux.


Thanks guys, you were a great help.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 01:42 AM   #8
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You can also use CTRL+Z if you started a program without the ampersand, however that will only suspend it and not put it in the background. Type bg after you suspend to resume the program in the background.
 
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If close the xterm with the programing running in the background it will terminate the program. You can always open up another terminal or switch consoles if not running x.
 
  


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