Sometimes a user will not want to wait for a command to complete and would like to continue doing other stuff in the meantime. There are multiple ways to achieve this:
– Execute your command with ‘&’ appended to it. This makes sure that the command is run in the background while the terminal is freed up immediately.
– For an already running command not executed with an appended &, stop the command using Ctrl+Z and then run the ‘bg’ command to push it into background.