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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 15 11:56:25 EDT 2013


Try it.

See if what you get matches what I described as I'm looking for.

What might not have been clear ... in windows 'start' is the equivalent 
to '&' at the end of a Linux line. i.e. I can 'start .', then I'm 
returned to the command prompt (in that window) for my next command.

On 13-08-15 11:10 AM, Joe Wennechuk wrote:
> Just type what you want in a terminal window, like if I am in a
> terminal window and I want to run firefox. I type firefox, and it
> opens. If you hit <ctrl>+c firefox closes, if you type firefox &Nn
> then it opens the progran, and returns control to the shell.
>
>> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:10:47 -0400 From: unsolicited at swiz.ca To:
>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org Subject: [kwlug-disc] Linux 'equivalent' to
>> Windows 'start' command.
>>
>> 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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