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Old 06-07-2004, 05:01 PM   #1
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running apps from a konsole without it being dependent


Hi i dont know how to explain well but ill try.
I'm running slackware 9.1 with Kde 3.1
I want to load an apps from a konsole EG konqueror.
But i dont want it to be dependent of this konsole. Meaning that when the app is loaded bash prompt again... i dont have to open a new screen(Maube im trying to push a little but i would'nt see why i could'nt... )
I RTFM and i think "fork" might be what im lookin for but could get it to work, bash does'nt find the command...

Also can i open an app from a konsole on Desktop 3 but having the app popup on desktop 1???
I guess i just really dont like using a mouse and do everything i can from a konsole....
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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Fork is a system call, not a command (don't worry about this unless you're a programmer). Anyhow, to do what you want, type <command> & (i.e. with an ampersand after the command). This will run the command in the background of the terminal and let you run other commands in the same terminal.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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once again i was looking for something too complicated... thanks
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
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if you run a prog from bash and type a "&" after it , it is no longer tied to bash. for example "xmms &" without the quotes, will launch xmms and if u hit ctrl c in bash, u will be able to continue whatever in the terminal without xmms shutting down. this sounds like what u were looking for
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:53 PM   #5
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missed ur post btmiller, sorry
 
  


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