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Scripting: Bash sub shells

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Sometimes you need to run scripts in the background...
Creating sub-shells in bash is simple: just put the commands to be run in the sub-shell inside parentheses. This causes bash to start the commands as a separate process. This group of commands essentially acts like a separate script file, their input/output can be collectively redirected and/or they can be executed in the background by following the closing parenthesis with an ampersand.
 read more | score:7779 | -Ray, November 17, 2008
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