To keep the overview I like to place multiple commands always in the same order and start them automatically together (gradle, git, database, scala-REPL, jboss...)
-H (hold) seems to mean that the terminal isn't closed after termination, but how do I terminate such a process willfully? Not at all? In such a way that I can continue to use the terminal.
I'm using xubuntu with with xfce4-terminal and bash. Is there a better GUI-solution to startup multiple commands, with the ability to continue working in that window/tab?
Update: If you don't know these commands: Jboss and gradle are continously producing output, which you don't want to have intermixed in the same terminal. And sometimes they need to be interrupted with ^C, and restarted. I don't like to reopen an xfce4-term and navigate to the directory I need to act in.
Database and scala-REPL are interactive so there is no sense in starting them in the background.
My current startup-script just navigates to the desired directories, and opens all tabs in the right order to find them always at the same position, naming every tab for its purpose:
xfce4-terminal -T eclipse --working-directory=/home/stefan/oximity -e "/opt/eclipse/eclipse" \ --tab -T arandr --working-directory=/home/stefan/oximity -e "arandr /home/stefan/.screenlayout/oximity.sh" \ --tab -T bash --working-directory=/home/stefan/oximity \ --tab -T gradle --working-directory=/home/stefan/oximity/med \ --tab -T git --working-directory=/home/stefan/oximity/med \ --tab -T mysql --working-directory=/opt/mini/mysql \ --tab -T jboss --working-directory=/opt/mini/jboss \ --tab -T jboss-log --working-directory=/opt/mini/jboss/standalone/log \ --tab -T scala-REPL --working-directory=/home/stefan/proj/mini/forum -e /opt/scala/bin/scala
Eclipse and arandr are detached from the shell and run in their own window, so there the -e (execute) param works. I think for the scala-REPL it works since it is the last command in the list.