To set a background job from the terminal in Linux

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If you run a command from the shell terminal, and you realise that it is going to run a while, you can put it into the background



which suspends it, then


which starts it running in background, then

disown -h

which detaches the job from your session, this is important as if you exit the session, without this, the job will die too

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