Simple commands and pipelines may be joined into sequences with `;', and will be executed sequentially. Commands and pipelines can also be joined into sequences with `||' or `&&', indicating, as in the C language, that the second is to be executed only if the first fails or succeeds respectively.
A simple command, pipeline or sequence may be placed in parentheses, `()', to form a simple command, which may in turn be a component of a pipeline or sequence. A command, pipeline or sequence can be executed without waiting for it to terminate by following it with an `&'.
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