I am VERY new to the world of Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo laptop. My terminal emulator is Gnome Terminal.
I know a few things. Let's say I type
cd Documents/terminalpractice/python_folder. I then type, for example,
touch askubuntu.py. I then use the command,
At this point in time the text editor gedit will open up on my screen and I am free to attempt to code as much as I like. However, in the terminal window, I guess the gedit "process" is running? So I cannot use the terminal until I close out of gedit (I save and then click the 'X' in the top corner).
Why does this happen? I can use the graphical interface to open the folders, double click on my askubuntu.py, and that will open in gedit, without affecting what is going on in the terminal. I would like to know why this happens.
&afterward should return it to the prompt.