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So I start some server with nohup ./myServer &, I actually have loging mon my server so I do not need any help from nohup with it, but any way I get 66GB nohup.out file in fiew days and that is a problem. I want just to start an app, leve it working on its own. So how to make nohup not create any output files and so not eat any space?

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Redirect the output to /dev/null:

nohup ./myServer >& /dev/null &

Alternatively, if you want to discard the standard output but keep the standard error, you could use this:

nohup ./myServer > /dev/null &

You can find more details here if you need more control over the redirections (using bash):

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