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Old 10-01-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
flynnhandley
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suspending tasks ???


i dont kow if there is a word for it but when i run a program for example
#./amsn

i am not able to do anythin else with that prompt is there a way i can put that program in the background so i can keep working from the promp ?

#./amsn opens a program and after that window is open i dont have much use for the prompt, also if any one knows how i can put a shortcut to the program on my deskop that would be great
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:28 PM   #2
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what desktop enviroment are you using??
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:32 PM   #3
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you can have a command run in the background by adding & to the end of the line, e.g:
#./amsn &
 
  


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