Background process

Scott Robbins scottro at
Thu Mar 8 17:22:31 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 09:59:16AM -0600, eculp at wrote:
> Quoting sthomas at
> >Hello,
> >
> >I connect to my freebsd box via ssh using putty from a WindowsXP
> >workstation, I want to run a process on the freebsd box, then close my ssh
> >session (closing putty) while keeping the process running.
> >
> >So I run my process like this : # myprogram &, then I exit the shell.
> >
> nohup ?
> ed

There is always the screen program /usr/ports/sysutils/screen which is
ideal for things like this.  Although it's not a builtin like nohup, it
is (imho) more flexible.  

(To be honest, I've used screen for so long, if I had to use nohup I'd
have to look up the syntax)

I think it's something like nohup sh -c $(your_command) & but I could be



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