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Old 07-01-2005, 08:36 AM   #1
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Launching Apps

Hopefully this is an easy question:

I am SSH'ing into a Gentoo box and want to kick off a full compile of KDE. Needless to say, this is going to take HOURS. I don't want to have to leave the connection running. How do I lauch the command "ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge kde-meta" to run in the background so that I can disconnect?

Old 07-01-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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use screen..

$ screen
$ <command>
<ctrl-a + ctrl-d> = detaches
$ exit

And upon login at same location or another location:

$ screen -r = will reattach you to your running screen session.

man screen for more details.
Old 07-11-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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Thanks. After 'ls', 'screen' is now my favorite console tool.

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This also would've worked:
export ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"
nohup emerge kde-meta


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