Hello all. I wasn't sure where to post this so the General section seemed as good as any. I am writing a shell script to automate the WEP cracking process. The problem I come to is that Airodump-ng is a blocking process. When I start to run it my script waits for it to finish. Since it doesn't "finish" unless I issue the CTRL+C command I can't start Aircrack-ng. I can't issue any commands for that matter.
Is there is a way to get around that? Maybe threading?

An idea I had was to open several terminals using something like xterm -e airodump-ng blah blah blah
Or gnome-terminal
Any advice, solutions, or resources would be appreciated.