How to get portinstall to 'shut up' so I can run it in background

Stefan Sperling stsp at
Mon Dec 3 15:13:16 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 02:53:12PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> Clint Olsen wrote:
> > I've tried redirecting standard output/error, both /bin/sh and /bin/csh,
> > and I can't run this in batch.  I'm trying to build gnome which takes
> > hours, and I want it backgrounded so that if this SSH shell disconnects it
> > doesn't crater the build.  You would think that --batch would make this
> > happen, but no go.
> While I know screen(1) has a lot of devotees, you could almost
> certainly use nohup for this same purpose, with the pleasant side
> effect that you will have a log of what happened on disk in case
> something blows up.

Screen also has log functionality.
Toggle with: Ctrl+A, then Shift+H

stefan                                         PGP Key: 0xF59D25F0
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