Originally posted by windisch
Screen is where I should look? Great, thanks for your help!
It depends on what you want to do.
Artanicus mentioned screen which is a good program, but as i said there are many solutions according to what you want.
What you want is the application to be detached from your terminal.
For example if you want to run "wget" it has a "-b" option that runs on background.
Look maybe your application has some option for this.
If not there is the "nohup" (no hang up) program that detaches applications from the terminal.
for example "nohup program &" and then you exit the ssh session.
run "man nohup"
If you want to do something complicated or you want to be able to grab the session back then screen is one of the programs
that do this job as Artanicus said.
for example you want to leave a IRC session and then be able to grab it again.
Maybe if you say what you want to run, we can be of better assistance.