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I was using a command a long time ago to manage my background processes and I can't remember wich one. I had to install it.

  • I could create a shell and go into it
  • Run a process
  • Leave the shell with something like crtl+a,d
  • return whenever I want

And it works with multiple shells

Any idea what program I was using?

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It's probably GNU Screen or tmux.

Out of the two I prefer tmux. It has easier configuration, more features (splits etc) and is actively under development (Screen is not). But if it's a really simple task, screen does the job just fine.

Read more about tmux in tmux vs GNU Screen.

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