log off with process running
richard at endace.com
Thu Mar 25 17:24:38 PST 2004
On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Robert Storey wrote:
> Suppose I'm at home with a dial-up connection to the Internet. At the school
> where I work we have a server running FreeBSD with a full-time connection (T1
> line). So from home, I log onto the school's server with ssh, and start a
> process that will run for a long time, maybe something like this:
> wget ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/bigfile.iso
> OK, that download might run for hours. I don't want to stay connected for hours,
> I want to log off and hang up the modem. The question is, how to do so? With the
> above process running, I can't even get back to the command line to type "exit"
> (and wouldn't typing "exit" kill any process I'm running?). Ditto if I hit
> ctrl-c. I suppose I could just hang up the modem, but that's not elegant.
> So what is the elegant solution?
at> wget ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/bigfile.iso
It'll start running in the background straight away, and mail you any
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