cd in Terminal

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by sylco, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. sylco Guest

    Feb 8, 2014
    Hi i'm not very experienced with Terminal. I ran a command to launch a program and can't seem to be able to use the cd command now.

    Is there something I need to do to be able to cd?
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Exactly what command did you run? Paste it in your reply.
  3. sylco thread starter Guest

    Feb 8, 2014
    java -jar start.jar

    also i'm hoping this will continue running?
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Then you need to start it as a background process. I don't do this often enough to tell you how exactly you do it, but that's the keywords you need to search for.

    (I think it's something like stick an ampersand (&) in front of the command you want ran in the background?)
  5. sylco thread starter Guest

    Feb 8, 2014
    Ohh right. Hmm. I think I should learn some more about Terminal.

    I only just thought, I couldn't run other commands in a new Terminal window?
  6. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    You could definitely run in another terminal, but:
    nohup yourCommand > /dev/null 2> /dev/null < /dev/null &
    Should start the command in the background discarding all output, tying stdin to null, and ignoring hangup signals.

    After you run this way, you will have that terminal free to keep working, and can close the terminal without terminating the command.

  7. sylco thread starter Guest

    Feb 8, 2014
  8. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Or just make a new tab in the Terminal app and open another shell.

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