Running loops in the background

In certain situations, the script with loops may take a lot of time to complete. In such situations, we may decide to run the script containing loops in the background so that we can continue other activities in the same terminals. The advantage of this will be that the Terminal will be free to give the next commands.

The following for_15.sh script is the technique to run a script with loops in the background:

#!/bin/bash 
for animal in Tiger Lion Cat Dog 
do 
     echo $animal 
    sleep 1 
done & 

Let's test the program:

    $ chmod +x for_15.sh
    $ ./for_15.sh
  

The following will be the output after executing the preceding commands:

    Tiger
    Lion
    Cat
    Dog
  

In the preceding script, the for loop will process the animals Tiger

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