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How can I run a shell script in background?

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up vote 39 down vote accepted

Depending on what you are wanting, just add a & to the end of the command &
command &

If you are running it in a terminal, and you want to then close the terminal, use nohup or disown


nohup &


script &

If that is not what you are after, please be more specific in your question.

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Thank You Very Much – erkan şentürk Dec 15 '11 at 21:12
You are most welcome – bodhi.zazen Dec 15 '11 at 21:59
What if I for example need to run 2 scipts and then I want to run htop to see CPU usage, but problem is that 1st script start to create output to console and it seems prevent other actions(run second script, run htop). – mrgloom May 31 at 19:33

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