Run commands parallel

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mister_v
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Run commands parallel

Post by mister_v »

Hi,

Is it possible to run 2 commands parallel ?
I have 2 command that take some time to complete.
But i don want to wait until the first command is complete before starting the second one.
chris
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Re: Run commands parallel

Post by chris »

You can send a task to the background,
with &. (and symbol)

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#command to the background
ls -la /home &

#get the process id
P1=$!;

#wait for it to finish
wait $P1;
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