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UnixBacon 03-07-2013 09:13 PM

When I background something it still interrupts me (using &)
 
Like "app-get update &" still spits out stuff rapidly. Seemingly in the foreground. So does "wget http://blaablaa &".

Am I doing something wrong here or is it because I'm using a shoddy GUI style of Unix (an iPod :p )?

shivaa 03-07-2013 09:19 PM

Any issue with &? If a background process is finishing repidly, then there's no issue. But if exits or closing , then you can use nohup to keep it running, as:
Code:

~$ nohup app-get update &

UnixBacon 03-07-2013 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shivaa (Post 4907131)
Any issue with &? If a background process is finishing repidly, then there's no issue. But if exits or clising , then you can use nohup to keep it running, as:
Code:

~$ nohup app-get update &



You sir are a genius!
"You learn something new everyday"
nohup for the win


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