Eric Crist writes:

>  You can send a program into the background by trailing the command with
>  &&.  So, if you want to run amp (an mp3 player), you could simply type:
>  # amp song.mp3 &&

        I thought '&' was background and "&&" meant "execute the
foillowing command only if the previous command completed without error"?

>  An easier solution is to login to a second virtual terminal by
>  hitting Alt-F2 (all the way up to F7).  Then just switch back by
>  pressing Alt-F1, or whichever terminal you were on before.

        And its Ctl-Alt-Fn, not Alt-Fn on my -Current system

                                Robert Huff

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