I'm new to Linux, and I'm probably asking a fairly basic question. How do I run a continuous program on Linux?
Basically, I have a program that will continuously check for content on a website. This program will be executing for several days. I do not have administrative privileges on the computer I wish to run this program on, and I do not have exclusive access to this computer either, meaning that other users can log on physically. Moreover, barring some untold disaster, the computer will be running for the entire duration of my program.
I know that I can SSH into the machine and run the program. However, this is not desirable as I would need a second machine to do it (which kind of defeats the point of what I'm doing), not to mention timeout issues.
Is there a way I can run my program on the computer remotely without establishing a connection of some sort after I get it started?