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Thread: Doubt about multiple terminals

  1. #1
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    Doubt about multiple terminals

    Hello,

    This is not a terrible situation whatsoever, it's just a doubt.

    I use the Ubuntu Text Editor (gedit) to write my C++ codes. I've been trying to get used to using the terminal for everything I do since it's faster to do things that way and it makes me look like I'm smart

    For me it's more convenient to use Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and then type gedit + fileName to access the Text Editor. The problem is that when I open the editor using the terminal then I can't use the same terminal for other things because it's left in some kind of standby mode.

    After using the terminal to open the text editor I always need to open a new one to compile and run my code. Later I found out that I can simply open a new tab and have the two terminals working simultaneously in the same window.

    Again, this is not a terrible situation but is that the correct way to go about this issue? or is there a way to release my first terminal from the text editor so that I only use one terminal for different purposes?

  2. #2
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    Re: Doubt about multiple terminals

    Add an & to the command and it will run in the background freeing up the terminal for other commands.

  3. #3
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    Re: Doubt about multiple terminals

    Thanks a lot! just what I needed

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    Re: Doubt about multiple terminals

    Hi knightmetal, if your problem is solved, please mark the thread as 'Solved' under thread tools. Thanks!

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