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How do I connect to ssh debian and running a program and let it continue to run after you finish my connection through ssh.

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You can simply nohup the program you are starting and put it in the background akin to:

nohup someShellScript.sh > nohup.out 2>&1 &

EDIT as per Thor's suggestion

From non-interactive session:

ssh <hostname> "nohup someShellScript.sh > nohup.out 2>&1 &"
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Remember to quote the command, i.e. if the above is cmd=... then use ssh remote "$cmd". –  Thor Sep 13 '12 at 13:29
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There are at least two way to do that

1) nohup command as already mentioned. Wikipedia has an article about nohup

2) There are two popular terminal multiplexers screen and tmux They enable a number of terminals, each running a separate program. There are a lot of tutorials and how-to about both tools on the Internet, just google

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