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Old 03-31-2005, 02:38 AM   #1
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nohup command

anytime I want to start something from a shell like firefox or something I just "nohup firefox &" it. This way it doesn't close when the shell does. Is this the proper way to do it?

If so that what is the point of the screen program. Can't I just ssh to my box and nohup a command and log out.
Old 03-31-2005, 03:47 AM   #2
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with screen you can re-attach to a session you've previously closed.
read about it it's quite groovy.
though I rarely use it myself.
here's a good article though....


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