If I use Gedit or Subl (sublime text) commands in the terminal to open a file, I can't do anything else in the terminal until I close the text editor. How can I fix this?
Opening gedit in background should allow you to use the terminal
Hope you know this .
setsid, which runs a program in a new session; for example:
Also you can close terminal and
gedit will stay running.
If you've started the editor already, you can send it to the background as if you had started it via
in the first place:
Return to the blocked terminal, and press
Notice that the terminal is now usable, but the program is now suspended.
bg on that terminal to make it run again, and enjoy the unblocked terminal.
Just adding different kind of approach:
You could also use a terminal that supports multiples tabs at once. Here are some examples: Gnome Terminal (the one that comes preinstalled on Ubuntu), Guake, Terminator, Tilda etc
Shortcut: CTRL + Shift + T = almost always the create new tab shortcut