[kwlug-disc] Linux 'equivalent' to Windows 'start' command.

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 15 10:10:47 EDT 2013


In windows, I frequently start gui programs from the cmd prompt via 
start {whatever}. One of my favourites is 'start .' which starts windows 
explorer at the current directory.

When I do this I not only don't care about 'job' status, standard 
in/out/err, I don't want to see it. Ever.

What is the equivalent in Linux?

{blah} < /dev/null > /dev/null 2> /dev/null &

doesn't do it. I frequently still get output in my console window, let 
alone job status messages. Including, when I close the window, I get the 
status message in the console, frequently moving me from the prompt - 
which means when I come back to it I think the prior command is still in 
progress.




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