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

Wes Morgan morganw at
Tue Dec 4 18:14:34 PST 2007

On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Doug Barton wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Wes Morgan wrote:
>> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>> Screen also has log functionality.
>>> Toggle with: Ctrl+A, then Shift+H
>> You can also use "script" to capture the output fairly easily.
> So you have to use two different programs, one of which is a port, to 
> accomplish what nohup will do by itself. :) My point being that a lot of 
> people seem to think that screen(1) is the answer, no matter what the 
> question, when often simpler answers exist.
> If you're one of those people, that's fine, I learned a long time ago I'm not 
> going to change your mind. But I do think it's useful to note that there are 
> other valid solutions, even if simply for completeness sake.

Actually, I was educated on "nohup", so don't consider it a total waste 
:). I just personally don't start a terminal without also running screen. 
However, nohup is in the base system, so it is clearly a more available 

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