I had three background processes, and here's what I've got:  Done zcat jan.txt.gz > j - Done zcat feb.txt.gz > f + Done ...
On Ubuntu, I copied /etc/init.d/skeleton as a new file and made it "all" executable (just like the others in that directory). In it, I made a "foo" that was just another Bash script in /usr/sbin, but ...
I'm on an Ubuntu 10.04 box, and started a server in the background (myserver &) over ssh. It's been running fine, but I need a way to get at the server's stdin, as the only way to control the ...
[root@~]# ./file.sh & I don't know if $! will terminate if I just log out immediately?
How do you make the escaping work so that the & is actually running the first command in the background? # foo param1 param2 >> run.out &; tail -f run.out