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

Peter Melse peter_melse at gto.net
Thu Aug 15 12:35:55 EDT 2013


Using thunar, with 
thunar &

I haven't seen any additional output yet.



On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:56:25 -0400
unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> 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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