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Re: I'm sure this is a silly question



On Wednesday 06 April 2005 16:09, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 April 2005 16:55, Birt, Jeffrey wrote:
> > I'm sure this is a silly question, but.....
> > I have an application that is started by a script in .kde/Autostart.
> > When this app is started a console window appears, if the console window
> > is closed the app stops.  I know, duh! (of course the same thing happens
> > when you launch it manually from a console window) (BTW, it's a helper
> > app for MetaVNC that handles clipboard functions)
>
> Put an ampersand after your command to run it in the background. For
> example, you can type this in console:
>
> gedit &
>
> Now if you close the console, gedit will still be running.
>
> RDB
> --
> Reuben D. Budiardja
> Dept. Physics and Astronomy
> University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

And this goes to show that for every prequalified "silly/dumb" question there 
are quite a few folks who would like to know but either didn't think to ask 
or chose to not ask.

Thanks for asking! :-)  Now I know.  Something I always forget to ask.


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