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KB-49772: How to background a command executed in Linux

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15 March,21 at 08:44 PM

Question: Is it possible to background a command to run other commands without having to launch a second terminal session? if so, how can this be done?

Answer: Yes, lets walk through an example on how this can be done.

1.)  Enter the following command below for example:

$ cinfo -H 

Then press the following keys CTRL + Z to exit the process and then type the following command below to background it:

$ bg

NOTE: At this point it is possible to run commands without interrupting the command cinfo -H currently running in the background.

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2.)  To stop the background process cinfo -H. Type the following command below:

$ fg

Then press the following keys CTRL + C and this stops the cinfo -H process in the background from running. Last thing to do is confirm
cinfo -H is not running in the background and to do this type, $ fg once more and  you should see "no such job"

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