I use a bash script for launching and add a
& to the end, like this:
./bin/Startup.sh par1 &
What does the
& symbol in the end mean?
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It tells the system to run the command in the background. From the bash man page on my system:
If a command is terminated by the control operator &, the shell executes the command in the background in a subshell. The shell does not wait for the command to finish, and the return status is 0. Commands separated by a ; are executed sequentially; the shell waits for each command to terminate in turn. The return status is the exit status of the last command executed.