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A 'background' process is a computer process that runs "behind the scenes" (i.e. in the background) and without user intervention. Typical tasks for using such processes include logging, system monitoring, scheduling, and user notification. Use this tag for any questions about background processes.

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I would like to understand the behavior of a process running with disown when a SIGHUP (or similar) from a shell logout occurs. The process simply does the following: sleep 15 seconds print "hello" …
asked Nov 26 '15 by Javier Tacón