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How can I execute a command and immediately quit the terminal?

It should be pretty clear what I'm trying to do: original script.sh: select blah in foo bar oof rab do cmd $blah break done Pretty basic stuff. The problem arises when I try the following: ...
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1answer
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How to set the start background of X

When our linux system starts I would like to change the background of X to either a bitmap a solid colour (red) but using only configuration files. We use a pretty stripped down version of a ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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2answers
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How to continue downloading files with ftp command after session is closed?

I need to create a script in Linux to get from server multiple files. After downloading files started need to close the session but without stopping the download. How to do this? Thanks
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1answer
450 views

Background process (nohup &) suspends/resumes when user logs out/logs in

Ubuntu Server 11.10 When a normal (non-root) user starts a process with nohup, when the user disconnects from the terminal the process (java) stops responding. When the user connects again, the ...
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switching stopped processes in linux bash (using putty)

Accessing a remote server (Ubunty Hardy) through ssh (putty), i can stop running 'programs' with CTRL-Z (pause signal)... I can have multiple paused jobs, with I can see with the command 'jobs'. The ...
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1answer
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How to deal with job that stop and cannot continue unless made foreground?

Recent example: mountlo (using UML): vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ mountlo -m 16 -d /dev/uba1 /home/vi/mnt/usb -t vfat -o iocharset=utf8,allow_other& [1] 32561 vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ Checking that ptrace can ...
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459 views

Is there any automatic tool to remove edges from an image that has been anti-aliased onto a white background

I have a few images that have been anti-aliased onto a white background that I want to put on a transparent background. Just selecting it with the -wand tool/fuzzy select tool/select your terminology ...
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Linux/Mac OS X Terminal: make the background black, not white

All I want to do is make the background for Mac OS X's Terminal Black so that I can run a Perl script with Terminal and have the background black for that. How would I do this for Mac OS X? How would ...
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kill -9 programs but they still hang on

I tried to kill all my background jobs submit earlier under KUbuntu by kill -9 $(jobs -p) Although this command immediately gave the message like [1] Killed myjob1 [2] Killed ...