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Title: running two commands from a single terminal
ID: /2018/07/29/running-two-commands-from-a-single-terminal
Created: July 29, 2018    Edited:  July 29, 2018
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You could type these commands after the $ prompt:

$ sudo apt update &
[1] 24966

$ firefox

[1]+  Stopped                 sudo apt update

The first command followed by & tells it to start in a second terminal (background session). The terminal immediately displays the process ID (24966) of the background session and prompts for another command. When the first command finishes you are notified in the terminal by:

[1]+  Stopped                 sudo apt update
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