[CentOS] background process

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 13:16:48 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 08:34, David Hláčik <david at hlacik.eu> wrote:
> When i am connected to server using SSH . How can i fetch process to
> background and close ssh session and not kill that process? And how can i
> later connect to server and fetch process from background to console?

Ctrl-Z will suspend the process, then run the "bg" command to continue
running it on background, then run "disown %1" to make your shell
"forget" about the job and not send it a HUP (Hang-Up) signal when you
log out from it.

I works, unless your process will try to read from stdin, in that case
it might be killed because there is no controlling tty (or something
to that effect).

In general, though, running it on a "screen" session is a much better
alternative, because you then can detach (Ctrl-A, d) and reattach
(screen -xRR) to continue watching the output. The only problem is
that you must remember to use "screen" *before* you start running your


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