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Old 08-07-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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using console after launching a program off it


Hi. I had noticed that if I start a program off concole it becomes unusable untill the program is closed, as in I cannot execute commands, and ctrl+c while brings back workign console, kills the launched program.

question: how can I say run firefox off console and than run xine, without closing firefox?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: using console after launching a program off it

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Originally posted by Lechium
Hi. I had noticed that if I start a program off concole it becomes unusable untill the program is closed, as in I cannot execute commands, and ctrl+c while brings back workign console, kills the launched program.

question: how can I say run firefox off console and than run xine, without closing firefox?
ctrl+c kills the process.

try this: firefox &

--vq
 
Old 08-07-2004, 12:50 AM   #3
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thanks
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:37 AM   #4
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try issuing the command(s) like this:
firefox &
xine &

the "&" sign tells bash to background the process...

but - if you should close the terminal, from which you where running these commands, the programs started from it would still be closed with it...
 
  


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