You need to run a process on a RedHat Linux server that takes a little while to run. You want to monitor the output as the process runs but need to guarantee that the process won't terminate if you loose your ssh session. What do you do? (provide specific command syntax as necessary)

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    Oct 21, 2015 at 12:51
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    Oct 21, 2015 at 14:55

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Use a terminal multiplexer like screen, or the newer tmux. You can start a session, detach, and come back later.

nohup your-command-here &> output.txt &
tail -f output.txt

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