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Old 08-30-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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I am new to ubuntu and just installed Firestarter and I have to login in to root before I can run it, i created a launcher with the command "sudu firestarter" in the terminal and i have to leave the terminal open if i want firestarter to keep runnin. I was wondering since the terminal is in root and is still running, if it was a security risk and if so, how do i fix it?? Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Usually a program like that is defined as a service, or daemon. (On my system, startup-scripts for these are found in /etc/init.d and you can look to these as examples.)

In any case, daemon processes stay logged-on all the time. You can also launch command-line programs into the background by ending the command-line with '&' and you can also look at the command nohup. No matter how you do it, you don't have to keep a console-session running just to keep the process running.
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Thanks alot, I just added the & in the launcher and have no problems, Thanx alot.
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