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Old 08-25-2009
Exit shell after setting executable to run?

Hi,

I have an executable file that has a rather long and tedious process to complete. How would I launch the executable using the shell, and then exit the shell while leaving the executable to run in the background?
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Old 08-25-2009
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nohup myExecutable &


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