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I am trying to learn what I can do from linux command to processes.

The problem is, I don't have many programs to check those commands on. I can't exactly kill bash, and putting process yes in background is a death sentence.

Since I am running on a server, I can't exactly just open a program in desktop.

Is there any notepad or calculator I could open in the background, so that it shows on the list of processes and allows me to check some options? I tried to use wget but this also doesn't seem to show up in my processes, maybe the download is too fast, I don't really get the issue with it...

Thanks for your help.

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If you want to use yes in background, you can still do :

$ yes > /dev/null &

where > /dev/null redirects the output of the command to /dev/null.

Alternatively, you can run an infinite sleep :

$ sleep infinity &

which will run until killed

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