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Continue a current job in the background

Terminal - Continue a current job in the background
%1 &!
2011-01-14 02:26:24
User: Dema
2
Continue a current job in the background

Continue a current job in the background and detach it from current terminal

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Terminal - Alternatives
<ctrl+z> bg
<ctrl+z> %1 &
2010-10-25 17:43:38
User: joem86
-1

Often times you run a command in the terminal and you don't realize it's going to take forever. You can open a new terminal, but you lose the local history of the suspended one. You can stop the running command using , but that may produce undesirable side-effects. suspends the job, and (assuming you have no other jobs running in the background) %1 resumes it. Appending & tells it to run in the background.

You now have a job running concurrently with your terminal. Note this will still print any output to the same terminal you're working on.

Tested on zsh and bash.

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This is a zsh thing that doesn't work in bash but still handy.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 293 weeks and 1 day ago

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