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Old 10-01-2007
Running a script without a terminal session

I'm trying to figure out how I can run a script "" in such a way that if my remote network connection gets disconnected, the script doesn't stop functioning.

Right now I log in, run "./" and watch my output get pumped to a log file for about 10 hours. Only problem is that if I (or my ISP) closes my network connection ever, I have to start the whole thing all over again.

I have heard something about creating a .pid file and somehow running the script in a different session, but how do I go about doing that?
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Old 10-01-2007
have a look at 'man nohup'
# 3  
Old 10-02-2007
WOW thats awesome. I have been looking for that for ages!

You are my hero!
# 4  
Old 10-03-2007
All you really need to know

1. nohup command = Don't send a Hang Up Signal to the process if shell exits
2. If you don't redirect output it attempts to create a nohup.out log file in your present working directory which maybe fine, but I find UGLY.
3. You have to background (&) the process.

4. Best Practice, example of execution

cd /path/to/bin/directory
nohup `pwd`/ 1>/path/to/logdir/logfile.out 2>&1 &
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