I know that I can append
& to a command to run the process in the background.
I'm SSH'ing into an Ubuntu 12.04 box and running a python program with
$python program.py & -- but when I go to close the terminal window I get a message saying that closing the terminal will kill the running process.
Why is this? I am using the ampersand to run the process in the background. How can I get it to run regardless of if I am SSH'ed in?