Start Application from the Command Line

Often times, you will want to launch applications directly from the command line. In order to do this, type the application name followed by &:

virtualbox &

Including the & allows control to be returned to the terminal. If you do not include it, you will have to close the application you just launched in order to resume processing in the terminal.

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