Can a Bourn Shell Script put itself in the background?

Nerius Landys nlandys at
Thu Jun 4 16:29:32 UTC 2009

Just a thought, you can use the screen utility depending on what you
are trying to do.  For example if you want to start a job, long out of
the machine completely, and then return to your job to see how it's
running, you may choose to run screen.

> screen bash
(Press Control-A then d)
(Logout from shell)
(Log back in)
> screen -r

Hope this sheds some light.

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