Tips for Spawning GUI’s from the Command Line

I love the command line. However, most people can’t just live on the command line, GUI’s can be pretty  useful :P. I find myself spawning GUI programs from the command line a lot, and here are two tips which make doing that a pleasant experience:

‘Pausing’ programs and Running them in the Background.

When you run a command, notice how the output for that command ‘takes over’ the terminal? Sometimes you want to run a GUI program in a terminal, and have it run in the background, without tying up the prompt. Here’s how to do that…