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This function runs a program in the background, and logs all output to an automatically created logfile. That way, you can still get at the output without it clogging up your terminal.
Throw fork() and this:
for prog in firefox kate konqueror ;do alias $prog="fork $prog";done
into your bashrc, so that they'll automatically run out of the way.
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