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Old 03-09-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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is there a way to do multitasking in sh?


hi. my hardware is somewhat limited so i decided to exclude X11 install and use bash shell exclusively under linux.

my question is this: is there a way to multitask in bash? im a newbie eager to learn so tell me. how do i for example begin compiling irc program and at the same time begin editing .bashrc file?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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ctrl+alt+F1-9
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:30 AM   #3
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thanks Thoreau. i will remember you for helping me out, stranger. ;-)
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:31 AM   #4
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There is also a program called "screen" that allows multitasking in one terminal.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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If you mean running things in the background you can just put a & after them.
For example:
make &
will run make in the background leaving the foreground free for firing up Vi.
 
  


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