don’t terminate even I close the terminal

March 15th, 2007 mysurface Posted in Misc, nohup | Hits: 22144 | 3 Comments »

There are many cases where when I run a program from a terminal (gnome-terminal, xterm etc), and I accidentally close the terminal, the program will be terminated as well. This happen even I send the program to background, for example I initiate xmms from gnome-terminal

xmms &

When I close the gnome terminal, xmms is terminated as well. To avoid programs from terminated, use a command call nohup (No hang up!)

nohup xmms

The terminal output will looks like this:

nohup: appending output to `nohup.out'

It will now not hang up when you close your terminal.

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