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How can I run a shell script in background?

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

script.sh &
command &

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


nohup script.sh &


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

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