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Close terminal and avoid closing running program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? I start a program from terminal with the following command: <program name> &...
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How to open a GUI app from Terminal without losing terminal input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? If I have a terminal open in X-window, I can start a GUI app from the terminal. If I ...
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How to run an app from the command line and carry on working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? For example, if I want to run Netbeans from the CLI, I can type: $ /usr/local/...
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how to run more then one process through terminal [duplicate]

I am having some trouble in starting more then one process in a single terminal window.. like as i have started wvdial by sudo wvdial it shows all initiating process details but wont give back ...
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How can I run program from terminal without killing the program when closing the terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)? Tho whole problem is that if I run a program from Gnome Terminal(e.g. gedit something) ...
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Terminal engaged while using gedit or firefox [duplicate]

When I launch gedit or firefox from a terminal, the terminal is occupied(by occupied I mean no other commands can be run from the same terminal window) untill I press ctrl+c but it kills gedit or ...
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how to open up app by a command in the terminal just for once [duplicate]

recently I have been relying on the Linux terminal, to do pretty much anything, but I came across a problem, basically when I type in the terminal "brave" which actually opens the brave ...
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What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?

What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?
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How to start a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH

Sometimes I need to start XMBC media player or other GUI software on one of my remote PC (small Xubuntu PC used as a media center). Usually, I do this by starting an X11vnc server on the remote PC via ...
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How to hide terminal output when executing a command?

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 ...
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Opening a file from terminal

When we want to open an application or file from the terminal, we type, say, okular file.dvi This opens the application, but also shows the status of the application. We cannot close the terminal, ...
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What are "$PATH" and "~/bin"? How can I have personal scripts?

What is $PATH? How can I have commands/programs which are only available for me? I have seen this path ~/bin mentioned before, but what is it used for, and how do I use it?
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How to open a specific application like macOS `open -a`?

On macOS in the default Terminal running bash, I can type: open -a Firefox http://www.wikipedia.org to open a URL with Firefox, or another browser. It also works to launch a program, e.g. open -a ...
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How to open a file in it's own application like `start` in Windows and how to use `start .`? [duplicate]

How to open a file in it's own application like start in Windows? In Windows, at the command prompt, one could type start . and it would open a file browser for the current directory, or start ...
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Closing the terminal where "compiz --replace" is run, causes compiz to crash again

So every once in a while compiz will crash, sometimes randomly, more often when I'm messing with the compiz settings. I can restart compiz with compiz --replace, and it fixes the window decoration, ...
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