Last updated 2024-04-04 05:25:47

What Is A Background Task?

A background task is a process or operation that runs on a computer system or software application without requiring immediate user interaction or attention. These tasks run behind the scenes while the user performs other activities on the device or within an application.

When using the command line interface [→], a user receives a single prompt. However, tasks that run for a long time or indefinitely may block the interface. To prevent this, we convert long-running tasks into background tasks.

Tasks that run in the background include OS [→] operations to ensure smooth running and web servers [→] that anticipate traffic.

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