Linux: Multitasking at the Command Line

  • flag Lynda
  • student Intermediate
  • database eLearning
  • earth English
  • clock 39m 1s


When you re working at the Linux command line^ you don t have to give up the multitasking flexibility you re accustomed to in a graphical user interface. Have a long-running copy operation preventing you from editing a configuration file? Send it to the background and reclaim your time! In this short course^ author Scott Simpson shows you how to switch tasks to the background and bring them back to the foreground. He also demonstrates screen and tmux^ two very popular utilities for creating working environments that persist between connections.

Covered topics:

  • Business
  • Network Administration
  • IT
  • Operating Systems
  • Linux