I ssh into an ubuntu 12.04 cloud server and start a web server like this (w/ bash):
$ nohup python tserver.py &  2122 $ nohup: ignoring input and appending output to `nohup.out'
After I run that command the prompt disappears. There is just a blank line. I can get my prompt back by pressing "enter" -- i.e. after I hit enter I see $ again. But I want to script a few of these commands (turning on a few different web server instances). So I don't want to script something like "send enter command." What is going on here? Why do I lose my prompt? How do I script a series of such commands?