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This is a job for process scheduler (also, see this). Generally, when you use any command, one can say(without going into too much detail) that you ask Linux kernel(think OS) to create a separate process that will handle its job. Now the process is put in queue, and then all processes are granted access to PC's resources. This is handled by some scheduling ...
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