This is a purely aesthetic question, but it has been bugging me for a while.
When I launch certain programs from the command line like eclipse and document viewer in 11.10 it spews a load of information that seems inconsequential.
Also when they are run in the background they sometimes continue to produce output to the terminal which I am currently working on, which is irritating.
I would like them just launch and keep the background stuff in the background. My reasoning is that if you launch these programs through the GUI (eg double clicking on an icon) these messages are never shown to me, so I don't need them in the command line.
Sorry about the rant, thanks for helping!