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Foreground and Background modes of execution

 
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Mouparna Biswas
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Foreground and Background modes of execution
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hi,
please explain what is meant by :

in Foreground mode of execution -terminal is locked when command is executed.

and

In Background mode of execution - terminal is free when command is executed.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject:
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Mouparna,

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in Foreground mode of execution -terminal is locked when command is executed.

and

In Background mode of execution - terminal is free when command is executed.

From your post, its not clear what are you looking for?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject:
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Backgroud is what is known as "batch" execution, mainly batch jobs. When you submit a batch job, the job is executing but your terminal is free to continue with other tasks.

In the other hand, foreground execution (sometimes called OnLine) locks your terminal while the process is running.

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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject:
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Hi Mouparna Biswas,

I hope ofer71's reply answers your query, still was bit queris to know the origin of this question?
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