nohup is a POSIX command to ignore the HUP (hangup) signal.

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Difference between nohup, disown and &

What is the difference between $ nohup foo and $ foo & and $ foo & $ disown
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Is there a way to redirect nohup output to a log file other than nohup.out?

I frequently use the program nohup so that my processes are immune to hangups. So if I want to make the program program immune to hangups, I use the command nohup program & where & puts ...
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How to Execute multiple command using nohup

I need to execute multiple commands using nohup. Each command should be executed after the previous command. I used this command as an example: nohup wget $url && wget $url2 > /dev/null ...
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Execute remote commands, completely detaching from the ssh connection

I have 2 computers, localpc and remoteserver. I need localpc to execute some commands on remoteserver. One of the things it needs to do is start a backup script that runs for a number of hours. I ...
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nohup vs. Screen

In the past, I've used nohup to run big background jobs, but I've noticed that a lot of people use screen in this context. Does screen provide some kind of functional advantage that I am unaware of, ...
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When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?

First this question is related but definitely not the same as this very nice question: Difference between nohup, disown and & I want to understand something: when I do '&', I'm forking right?...
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Why use “nohup &” rather than “exec &”

I know that, nohup being a binary, it can be reached from any shell. But the exec built-in probably exists in every shell. Is there a reason to prefer one of them, to the other?
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How to totally fork a shell command that is using redirection

I've written quite a few shell scripts over the years (but I'm certainly not a sysadmin) and there's something that always caused me troubles: how can I fork a shell command immune to hangups in the ...
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Is it possible for nohup to write the output both to the file nohup.out AND to the screen/terminal?

I am using the bash shell. I frequently use nohup to ensure that my processes are not stopped when I close the shell/terminal that started them. I use a syntax like: nohup myprocess When starting,...
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Why does 'nohup command >& /dev/null' seem to “work” in some shells?

I edited an answer on Ask Ubuntu that was suggesting the following nohup gedit >& /dev/null & When they actually meant nohup gedit &> /dev/null & The latter correctly ...
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How can I tell a running process to disregard SIGHUP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I close a terminal without killing the command running in it? I have a very low-end "server" running Debian Squeeze that I occasionally ssh to. The system tends to ...
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nohup: ignoring input and redirecting stderr to stdout

I am starting my application in the background using nohup as mentioned below - root@phx5qa01c:/bezook# nohup java -jar ./exhibitor-1.5.1/lib/exhibitor-1.5.1-jar-with-dependencies.jar -c file --...
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Execute Nohup command with input

In UNIX, I have a process that I want to run using nohup. However this process will at some point wait at a prompt where I have to enter yes or no for it to continue. So far, in UNIX I have been doing ...
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Process java still being killed

I need to run a java program on my university servers. I'm remotely logging in through their servers via ssh So I used nohup like so: nohup java -jar project.jar & However when I logout and ...
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Why are background jobs started by my shell living longer than the parent shell and controlling terminals?

It is commonly said that "&" puts the process into background execution, but that process would be killed when terminal is closed. But from what I see, everything I sent into background was ...
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Having an rsync job complete after closing SSH connection

I am transferring a large amount of files from one computer to another using rsync. I am doing this by SSHing into the source computer and executing a command like this: sudo rsync ssh --rsync-path="...
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Running multiple nohup commands in background

Got two commands cmd1 and cmd2. Of the two, cmd2 takes longer to finish. Need to run cmd2 and then cmd1. Tried to run them in following way: bash$ (nohup ./cmd2>result2 &) && nohup ....
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How to make nohup not create any output files and so not eat all space?

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 ...
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How to limit the number of lines a command's output has available in bash?

I started downloading a big file in the background using $ nohup wget http://example.tld/big.iso & which also gives me a nohup.out file that includes the output of wget. Now, if I later want ...
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“nohup sudo …” does not prompt for passwd and does nothing

When I run nohup sudo myscript.sh & I only get something like [1] 1220 in return and do not get prompted for a password. The process does not start either. I want to run this script in the ...
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Perl alternative for screen/tmux for the UNIX world?

What happens when a screen/tmux-like solution is needed (to leave a process running for a long time, but not with nohup because interaction could be needed) - but screen/tmux is not available on the ...
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Why `> my.log 2>&1 &` causes the job to sustain log out?

I use myscript > my.log 2>&1 & to run a script and collect it's output - so that when I logout - the script will still be running. It I were to start it with myscript & - it will ...
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Why is chromium-browser killed when I close the terminal despite nohup?

This question is old, and I am still not clear about why. Original question in 2014: In a Gnome Terminal tab, I ran $ nohup chromium-browser & But when I close the terminal tab, chromium-...
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What does a “[1]+ Exit 1” response mean?

I ran this command to try and get my python program to run in the background and let me exit the SSH connection I am using: nohup python files.py >> files.log & I then check ps to check ...
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Why do 'nohup' and 'disown' not work on SoX (invoked as 'play')

I can run this command: $ play mylist.m3u And music plays. I can then press Ctrl-Z to suspend the job, and issue bg to have it run in the background. However, if I then run disown and exit, the ...
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Gaussian, which is run with nohup on remote linux machine, gets killed when the local computer is powered down before the shell is exited

I have a problem running Gaussian on remote Linux via SecureCRT on Windows. Gaussian Gaussian spawns different child executables ("link"s) when running. For example, I start Gaussian by running ...
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Why is `setopt nohup` required to make `nohup watch` work in zsh?

In zsh, setopt nohup seems to be required to make nohup work, as follows: # nohup does not work without setopt nohup ➜ /tmp zsh ➜ /tmp nohup watch ls & [1] 31556 nohup: ignoring input and ...
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How to completely detach a process

I want to spawn a process and run it at the top level so that when the shell exits, the process keeps running. I had mistakenly thought that nohup would do this, but when I exit from the shell (the ...
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How do I execute in background / return early?

For reference, I'm using phpseclib to control a remote SSH server using the 'root' account. I have to start/stop a java process which is ran in the background. Stopping works fine with killall java ...
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Is it possible to run nohup and still see verbose output on screen

I have a fairly simple shell script patch file (in essence, some scripting plus rpms all in a single file). It works great but I encountered something I wasn't expecting: a user accidentally closed ...
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Using nohup on Solaris 10

I need to transfer a large number of files over SFTP (only between Solaris servers) which takes a very long time. I cannot keep my PC on for this duration. I tried: nohup sftp server1 While the ...
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Messages on new terminal after using nohup

I'm trying to run a few commands asynchronously on a login script (.bash_profile). When I open a new terminal, I see messages like this. They also show up when I log onto a system over SSH. Last ...
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Using `nohup` to Import MySQL Dump on Debian Server

I am trying to import a mysqldump file into my mysql database, but my (putty) connection to the server keeps timing out halfway through. I tried to use nohup . . . . & but this doesn't appear to ...
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How to know if a background job is finished?

I invoke a script (do_something) in background via another script (do_manythings) as below. nohup do_something & How would I know in the parent script (do_manythings) that the job invoked (...
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Simulate empty STDIN to detached command

i want to detach command either with 'command &' in the end, or with 'nohup command &', but it stops right after detaching it. command is little specific, if it receives eof on input, it ...
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Disown won't take -h option

I'm running a command that I now realize I'd like to leave running after I close my SSH session. I didn't start it with a & argument, but I have put it in the background (CTRL-z, bg). Now I'm ...
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Exiting terminal running “nohup ./my_script &” => “You have running jobs”. OK to exit?

Say I run the following on a remote box with the idea of preventing killing the job when I disconnect the terminal. nohup ./my_script.sh & When I try to exit my terminal, I got the following ...
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When did bash's shopt huponexit start defaulting to off?

On Monday morning, I logged into a box with ssh and ran the following command: tail -f /var/log/foo/bar.log | grep something_interesting & At some point later in the day, I logged out by ...
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Order between `nohup`, `&` and redirection?

What is the correct order between nohup, & and redirection, when using together? Why are other orders not correct? For example, $ nohup firefox& &> /dev/null $ nohup firefox &&...
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What is the difference between letting nohup append to 'nohup.out' and explicitly redirecting it to a file?

Consider the following scenario: tail.sh: #!/bin/bash tail -f test.txt invoke.sh: #!/bin/bash nohup ./tail.sh & invoke_explicitredirect.sh: #!/bin/bash nohup ./tail.sh > out.log & ...
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Stdin input to a command with nohup

from http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/html_node/nohup-invocation.html nohup runs the given command with hangup signals ignored, so that the command can continue running in the ...
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Log to multiple files while process in background (nohoup)

I have bash script that logs to two log files in parallel. echo "$(date) | [STATE] Activating IP forwarding" >> $logsPath$logFileName echo $(date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M")","$previousState >> $...
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netcat doesn't work as expected when detached from console with nohup (Ubuntu/Debian 64bit)

I'm trying to leave netcat running and close the ssh session (even stop the ssh daemon). But it then exits before all of the data is written. I'm testing in a non-ssh (local) console: nohup nc -l -p ...
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starting server with nohup and redirecting input, output

I have a init.d script that starts a python socket server. Because I want this to run as a daemon, I use nohup to start it. I also want to redirect stdout and stderr to a log file. My problem is ...
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How to prevent a program from dying when its ssh session dies?

I have a really old console application that I want to make a bit more resilient. The program is used this way: the user uses a custom terminal emulator to connect to a remote machine through ssh ...
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stderr gets flushed before stdout, when using file logger

My python code: import sys print "i am a daemon" print "i will be run using nohup" sys.stderr.write("i am an error message inside nohup process\n") When i run the code as python a.py, it shows, i ...
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How can I keep processes running on a remote server even after turning off the terminal machine?

..and then still be able to return to the same session/screen after restarting the terminal machine. I've tried screen but once I restarted my computer screen -d showed no sessions. Nohup seems to be ...
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How to read from a named pipe after the writer process exits?

I want to use named pipes as asynchrnonous task queues (JMS-like, perhaps). For example, suppose a client sends some data that I wish to insert into a database, but I want the client to disconnect ...
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Preventing terminal disconnection from killing a running job in zsh [duplicate]

I went through the top answer to this question: Difference between nohup, disown and &, and I read specfically the following: With disown the job is still connected to the terminal, so if the ...
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How do I Nohup an interactive shell-script?

My Script is having 2 command-line arguments and then just couple of questions, after these questions the script will run for itself, I'm able to pass the command-line argument by just doing, -bash-3....