I have, for example, a long running and verbose
tar cvf /backup/backup.tar command that outputs a lot of text to the screen*. I don't necessarily want to see all of the output all of the time. I'd like to stop the text output, do other stuff, then come back to it and "resume" to see how far along it is in the backup process. I expected it to behave like
/files/big_file_1 /files/big_file_2 /files/big_file_3 # Ctrl+s # Do other stuff # Ctrl+q , notice big jump in progress /home/user/.bash_history /home/user/small_file_1 /home/user/small_file_2 /home/user/small_file_3 ...
Ctrl+s stops output to the screen (and Ctrl+q resumes output to screen), whereas Ctrl+z suspends the process and I'm back to a PS1 prompt. My question is, does Ctrl+s keep the command running?
During the aforementioned
tar command, I would highlight the last file TARred let it sit for a few minutes, Ctrl+q, and the next files appeared to be in the same dir, or at least in a relatively close directory.
*I'm using Putty on Windows, so if the behavior is different between that and a standard terminal on Linux/Unix I apologize.