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Re: I'm sure this is a silly question



Greetings ,

Rick Stevens wrote:

< snip >


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.


Better yet:

gedit >/dev/null 2>&1 &

(redirect both stdout and stderr to /dev/null and run program in
background).

Rick, by sending both stdout and stderr to /dev/null wouldn't you prevent gedit ( or whatever the application is ) from printing an error message should an error condition, or even an application crash occur ?

Kind Regards,
  Kostas


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