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  • Jud
    just a quick linux question here. I used to be able to run programs in a new process but I ve forgotten how. For exmaple, I could run emacs in X but then I
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 23, 2003
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      just a quick linux question here. I used to be able to run programs in
      a new process but I've forgotten how. For exmaple, I could run emacs
      in X but then I would still be able to give commands at the command
      line i ran the program from without having to close it. Anybody know
      what I'm talking about or how to do it? Thanks
    • Damien Solley
      ... Perhaps you want to append an ampersand? Eg, to run emacs as a background process (and free up your command line for other stuff): emacs & At a console you
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 23, 2003
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        On Sun, 2003-08-24 at 16:18, Jud wrote:
        > just a quick linux question here. I used to be able to run programs in
        > a new process but I've forgotten how. For exmaple, I could run emacs
        > in X but then I would still be able to give commands at the command
        > line i ran the program from without having to close it. Anybody know
        > what I'm talking about or how to do it? Thanks
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        Perhaps you want to append an ampersand?
        Eg, to run emacs as a background process (and free up your command line
        for other stuff):
        emacs &

        At a console you can background non-X programs (eg nano) using the
        ampersand. To switch to them, enter "jobs", then enter "fg 1" (to bring
        job 1 to the foreground).

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        less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing."
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      • Jud
        That s it, thank you.
        Message 3 of 3 , Aug 24, 2003
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          That's it, thank you.

          >
          >
          > Perhaps you want to append an ampersand?
          > Eg, to run emacs as a background process (and free up your command line
          > for other stuff):
          > emacs &
          >
          > At a console you can background non-X programs (eg nano) using the
          > ampersand. To switch to them, enter "jobs", then enter "fg 1" (to bring
          > job 1 to the foreground).
          >
          > --
          >
          >
          > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          > "An expert is one who knows more and more about less and
          > less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing."
          > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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