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Old 10-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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The infamous open command

Once upon a time, I was able to issue

open kwrite
from a terminal window and I would not have to close kwrite to continue using the terminal. I can't do that under Suse Enterprise. Anyone know where the source code is for it? It's really hard to find (try to google "linux open command").
Old 10-30-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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I've never seen the open command, but you should just be able to background the process with an ampersand to continue using the terminal it was launched from:
kwrite &
Where did you use this open command? Which distro was it? It sounds like a distro-specific tool to me.
Old 10-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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I've never seen an "open" command line tool either.

However the ampersand at the end should work.
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I think I used it in Fedora and Debian. Those were my favorite distros back when I used Linux as my primary OS.
Old 10-30-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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Looks like it was part of GNUstep, called Still exists in Debian.


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