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Linux Command Line Tips: Job Management

Aug 30, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Gibson)

"You know all about multitasking on the desktop, but some Linux users aren't aware that you can do exactly the same kind of things in the console, albeit with a little more hands on control. In this article we'll run through the basics of job control in Linux.

"In a graphical environment, such as your window manager, you can run multiple console tasks at once simply by opening more terminal emulators (such as xterm, aterm, etc). If you're stuck with just the single terminal, or you just don't want to clutter your desktop with a lot of windows, then you need to control the running of console programs..."

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