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Re^4: Argv problem

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 04, 2013 at 09:35 UTC ( #1021616=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Argv problem
in thread Argv problem

What is the cmd interpreting & as?

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Re^5: Argv problem
by dsheroh (Parson) on Mar 04, 2013 at 10:36 UTC
    & means "run the preceding command in the background". So, for example,
    ./myprogram username lsrkj&etk
    will attempt to first run the command ./myprogram username lsrkj as a background process and then, while that's running, also run the command etk in the foreground (probably producing the error "etk: command not found").

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