Depending on how complex or simple your needs, on more simple projects I prefer job control over fork. Look in the bash man page under JOB CONTROL.
echo Something &
In this instance, the "&" sent the command to a background job being job #1 and proc id 4807. For smaller projects it is a lot easier to deal with.
Last edited by joec@home; 06-05-2015 at 03:12 PM.