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Offline P5music

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symbol to make a script continue
« on: October 06, 2010, 08:25:22 AM »
Hello,
which is that ("&" ?) symbol that's useful to execute a command without blocking the script, and what's the syntax?
Thanks very much

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: symbol to make a script continue
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 08:34:23 AM »
This is a basic Linux question, and not TC specific.
The answer depends on where the '&' is in the command line.
For example:

make install > install.log 2>&1 &

The first '&' is part of an output redirect catenation command.
The second '&' detaches the command from the terminal so it can run in the background.

Offline curaga

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Re: symbol to make a script continue
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 09:52:52 AM »
man bash

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