What's wrong with this code? Suddenly the nohup process dies, without a trace.

sleep 5s
cd /home/minecraft/OMC
nohup java -jar -Xms3400M -Xmx3400M -jar paperclip.jar &
  • Could you give some more context - are you running through ssh? Is nothing being written to nohup.out? If you run the nohup command directly without using a script, does it work? How are you checking that the process is running? – Benitok Mar 15 at 20:20
  • The first line in that script looks like a typo. – Kusalananda Mar 15 at 21:01

nohup itself isn't expected to live long (at least as nohup):

$ nohup sleep 10 < /dev/null > /dev/null &
[1] 773
$ pgrep nohup
$ pgrep sleep
$ echo "time passes.."
time passes..
[1]+  Done                    nohup sleep 10 < /dev/null > /dev/null

You want instead to look, in your case, for a java process.

  • So.. Do you mean, it's the Java process dying, which in return kills nohup? – brayjamin Mar 16 at 17:27
  • Hard to say without some logs. – DopeGhoti Mar 18 at 15:37

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