When a command is running you can suspend it using
The command will immediately stop, and you get back to the shell terminal.
You can resume the execution of the command in the background, so it will keep running but it will not prevent you from doing other work in the terminal.
In this example I have 2 commands stopped:
I can run
bg 1 to resume in the background the execution of the job #1.
I could have also said
bg without any option, as the default is to pick the job #1 in the list.
bgcommand works on Linux, macOS, WSL, and anywhere you have a UNIX environment