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I have a process running, but every few minutes it stops. Is there some way to make it start again automatically when it stops. Maybe by running it in the background? I have the process ID.
What is the process? If the process is run by the kernel, you don't have to worry about it. If you are running the process and it terminates, you can start the program. Backgrounding won't do anything in this case. Backgrounding is done to detach the process from the shell so that you can continue to use the shell.
The program was made by my friend as a "game" for me. It's a word processor and he wants me to keep it from stopping or restart it immeditaly after it stops. I was hoping I could do the latter. The PID I know because when I ran it, I also used the "ps -A" command and found it running, on the process list it's called "Gwerd". That's about as much as I can tell you.