hi, today i am going to show you what you need to do to run a command in the background when you are in the linux shell or terminal

the answer to your questions is simpe, its the & character or ampersand

hope that answers what you were looking for.

if you need an example here is one, lets say i want to backup a really huge file and i know the command its going to take a really long time, so i would just run it like this

tar -pczf MyWebSites.tar.gz www/ &

this command will create a tarball of the www directory