When you run a process that process is attached and monopolizing our terminal. To put a task in the background we can start it with an & after it. If we didn't start the process this way than we can usually move right over.
- [Narrator] When we start programs from the shell,…they usually stay as interactive tasks in the foreground.…This way, we see the output on the screen,…and we can terminate them quickly…by pressing Control + C.…However, there are times when putting a current task…in the background would be advantageous.…Whenever we want to check up on a task,…we could bring it to the foreground again.…We can do this with a couple of commands.…To set this up, let's open two terminals.…Go to Applications, Favorites, Terminal,…and drag this terminal to the right border.…Bump the font size and then open another terminal.…
Applications, Favorites, Terminal,…drag this terminal to the left border…and bump its font size as well.…We will use the ps command to keep an eye…on nadd commands running.…Normally we'd run top for realtime tasks,…but we're going to combine ps with a watch command.…Watch executes a command every two seconds until terminated.…By using the watch command, we can run ps often…and watch the updates.…This keeps the amount of data on the screen to a minimum.…
- Write the command that will take you to the most recent directory.
- Write the command that brings back the arguments and options from the previous line.
- Explain what extended globs can do.
- Identify the access.conf line that will restrict all users from using the cron service except for the user named bob.
- List the line that will get a list of only running services.
- Identify what typing ‘systemctl enable crond’ will do.
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: User and Group Managementwith Grant McWilliams1h 8m Intermediate
1. Linux Shells Overview
2. Using the Bash Shell
3. Linux Processes
4. Job Scheduling
5. System Services
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