How Do You Make an Indefinite Linux Command Go to the Background So That You Have Another Prompt?

Problem scenario
You want a non-terminating (or hanging) Linux command that never finishes to go to the background. You want to use the next command line prompt. The process starts from a command you issue at the command line. How do you do you get to the next prompt?


  1. This will suspend the process momentarily. Hold control and tap "z." Ctrl-z
  1. The above command will result in something like this:
    [555]+ Stopped python3

Craft a command like this, but replace 555 with the integer in the output of the command above:

bg 555
# Normally the value will be "1" -- not "555"

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