[Tutor] Running a script in the background
dwightdhutto at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 02:26:43 CEST 2012
On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 7:57 PM, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com>wrote:
> On 03/09/12 22:46, Dwight Hutto wrote:
> But a script is always running in the background of the OS main console
>> of the upfront GUI app users usually see, correct?
> Not every OS has a main console behind the GUI, but in the case of *nix
> its true.
> On *nix there is a cron daemon that runs in the background.
> but one job running in the background controllingfat boy slim dozens(?) of
> others is way more efficient than dozens of programs all running idle in
> the background and periodically springing into action.
But each OS(BIOS handler) has a way of providing/accepting instructions to
the processor, which is constantly procedural. This has to have a terminal
at some point.
What is meant by behind a console, and running without a console, just a
window system, and a file set that deals with instructions/errors based on
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