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not hard lol... its actually quite nice

just gotta know stuff like starting background processes, suspending processes, moving processes to the foreground to watch for errors and stuff...

however some programs i much prefer to start with the openbox menu because they are a pain when they kick out errors and even if they are a background program they will steal your terminal

then ofc through trial and error you learn some things you SHOULDNT do >_> like move a ping to the background... cause it might be in the background, but all that means now is you cant stop it, it still steals your terminal..
Yeah, it's an area that's a little weak in my knowledge, but I'm learning each time I jump on my laptop. Good point on the ping, odd how it steals the terminal if it's backgrounded? I guess it's the same for ps too?
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Yeah, it's an area that's a little weak in my knowledge, but I'm learning each time I jump on my laptop. Good point on the ping, odd how it steals the terminal if it's backgrounded? I guess it's the same for ps too?
well... it doesnt STEAL the terminal entirely, you can still type and hit enter to get new commands through, you just dont see what your typing

fg and bg manage jobs

you can get job numbers by typing jobs

^Z suspends a process running in the foreground, and you can make it go again in the background by typing

bg #

like

bg 1

and if you want it in the foreground holding your terminal to see output and stuff you can just

fg 1

GOOD EXAMPLE

like... if i start a program with

$ program

then its in the foreground, you can suspend it with

^Z

and get your terminal back where you can type

$ jobs

and get the job number, 1 in this case cause its the only job in the terminal so

$ bg 1

and it will continue in the background, and you get your terminal back, and you can do this with multiple jobs and if you want any job back in the front, like the first one i just gave an example for it can be done like

$ fg 1

there are other ways to do this, quite a few really, but this is the most simple and ofc to start a program in the background without having to move it there, you just append a & like

$ program &

now you SHOULD be able to manage them just fine if it doesnt accept just numbers you may have to use the syntax like

$ bg %1

and this makes using less terminals for more programs easier
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