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I just started using Rails a few days ago, and I'm having trouble with terminal commands. The textbook I am reading keeps telling me to run Terminal commands while having a Rails server running. This doesn't seem possible because the terminal just keeps outputting information about the server instead of prompting new commands, i.e. rake test. Is there a command I need to input to force the terminal to prompt my commands once I start the rails server?

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From my rather limited experience of using Rails, I would first start the rails server and then create a new tab within the terminal to run your commands. To create the tab you might have to use something like Ctrl+Shift+T.

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Istead of starting the rails server you can start the console with the command:

rails console
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