Continue a current job in the background

<ctrl+z> bg

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By: lucafaus
2010-10-26 18:07:54

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


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    %1 &!
    Dema · 2011-01-14 02:26:24 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. Show Sample Output


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    <ctrl+z> %1 &
    joem86 · 2010-10-25 17:43:38 2

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