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I have recently registered for a free shell account so that i can use it to test C Programs from any Windows PC using the net. Now the problem is that i have made a server program which needs to run in the background, but when i try doing that using & its not working,the program starts running and even pressing Ctrl+Z it wont go to the background! Any idea whats wrong?
You need a space between the prog name and the '&'.
Using nohup as well ensures it'll keep running if you logout, otherwise it's still 'attached' to your terminal, even though it's in background mode.
IOW, do as per kotnik's example
ok this is whats happeneing:
When i run the program with this command: ./ProgramObject<SPACE>& the program starts running on screen and does not go to the background even by pressing Ctrl+Z. And using nohup also does not make any difference.
But the program is running fine in my college PC which runs Linux. So is the problem with my Shell Account?