command1 & command2 will put command1 into the background and then run command2 Warning command2 will probably execute before command1 (just slightly).
command1 && command2
&& is the Boolean AND operator so command2 will only run if command1 returns a zero exit code (ie. runs successfully)
; is a command seperator, so it will run command1 then command2. So command2 will run even if command1 fails.
command1 & start command in background, using
nohup command1 & to make sure it keeps running even if you close the terminal window. Apparently it’s called job control
curl -O https://example.com/test.txt && rm test.txt
rm test.txt will only run if
curl was successful
|| means OR
curl -O https://example.com/test.txt || curl -O https://example.org/test.txt