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Old 05-10-2009, 06:28 AM   #1
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wget and scp in background


Hi
I want wget and scp to be run in background,because when I close that bash or tty,these running command is closed.
thanks for any help or guidance
 
Old 05-10-2009, 06:40 AM   #2
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You can use GNU screen for these things.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 06:41 AM   #3
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wget runs in background without problem. If you don't want the console messages, just redirect them to /dev/null:
Code:
wget http://something.htm 2> /dev/null &
scp may give some problems if you don't use public/private key authentication for passwordless login. In that case you can run it in foreground, enter the password when prompted and then put it in background using <Ctrl-Z> and bg.

If you run this command on a remote machine through ssh, you can add the nohup command at the beginning of the line, so that the program is immune to hang-up signals when you exit the session:
Code:
nohup wget http://something.htm 2> /dev/null &
 
Old 05-12-2009, 09:09 AM   #4
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thanks for your attention and quick reply
 
  


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