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Old 11-18-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
danran
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running process in background forever


Hi, i'm ssh'ing into my box at home and i'd like to start a process that keeps on running even after I log out. I know I can do like a "top &" and that will run in the background, but when I exit the SSH session, it quits. How do I keep it running in the background, even when I log out?
 
Old 11-18-2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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Have a look at the nohup and screen commands (especially screen) - they're useful for exactly that sort of thing. With screen you can detach from the running instance of the program and re-attach later from a different location.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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"program &"
disown %1 (job number)

all disown does is to detach process from parent
 
  


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