Detach proc from shell


When you exit your shell, the processes you’ve kicked off die.


If you start a process with nohop (ignore the hup signal), it will not exit (usually) when your shell is exited. nohup stands for no hang up, a throw back to terminal lines.


nohup command > /tmp/logfile.log 2>&1&

If you forget to run the command with nohup, this can now be simulated on solaris.

Just background the process (with ctrl Z and bg) then type disown.

disown [%1]

The UNIX command jobs will show all backgrounded jobs. After running disown, it should show no jobs in the background.


[tags]nohup, disown, daemons, Unix Coding School[/tags]

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