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Old 09-01-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Question little bash question

I'm sure this can be done. How can I make bash run a command and then release the prompt back to my control with out exiting the command or program I just ran?
Old 09-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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You can use & to launch a program in the background. For example:
/usr/local/bin/run_my_reports &

Also read the man page for nohup. You might find it useful also.
Old 09-01-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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:-) thanks..

Thanks Stickman. that was exactally what I was looking for.. :-)


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