What command would I use if I want to run a program in the background so it is not on the toolbar or in the system tray? Is that even possible? Also how would I then bring it to the foreground?
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Assuming this is the command line just append an ampersand ‘&’ to the end
of the command. For example:
sleep 60 &
You should get your shell back for use, and in one minute you will get a
prompt (as soon as you press [Enter] or something) showing the process has
You can also use ‘fg’ to bring a backgrounded job to the foreground
assuming you are in the shell from which it was backgrounded. For GUI
applications this is trickier at best, and really not possible unless you
are using disconnected VNC sessions all of the time, or VNC-ing to your
main desktop which is really only practical when you are not at your main
hito kiri wrote:
> What command would I use if I want to run a program in the background so
> it is not on the toolbar or in the system tray? Is that even possible?
> Also how would I then bring it to the foreground?
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Ahh, thanks. I wanted to run amule, or any download program I am using, in the background so it is not constantly on the task bar/system tray. I don’t know if you can run amule without the gui, so I am probably out of luck.
Actually, after looking on their website, it seems it does.
It is a daemon that can be used:
aMule Daemon allows you to run a bare aMule client with no graphical interface and very low CPU and memory usage. Ideal for servers, people who usually control aMule remotely and those who just usually don’t keep taking a look at how far downloads are going.
Faq about it here (a script for controlling it is available): FAQ amuled - AMule Project FAQ
Not sure what is your experience but it is a start. Maybe their forum users can help you if you more.
Cheers and good luck.