[CentOS] background process

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jul 15 13:18:56 UTC 2008

Mogens Kjaer wrote:
> David Hlác(ik wrote:
>> Sorry for such lame question but ..
>> 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?
>> All years i have been using "screen" for this.
> Why not continue with screen on CentOS?
> yum install screen

Screen is certainly the best method to do this that I have found ... is 
there a reason why you DON'T want to use screen.

you can use the '&' to put things in the background and use the command 
'fg' to bring it to the foreground ... but screen also redirects stdout 
and stderr for you, so I would still use it unless there is a specific 
problem you are trying to address.

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