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Old 12-26-2007
ps: no controlling terminal

Any one know the below means :
ps: no controlling terminal

I had run a script in background :
nohup ./ &

and shutdown my windows system from where i connected through SSH

I am using bash:

The above script perfoms various tasks of Benchmarking Repositories

Today the output the of nohup.out Say's :

tail -f nohup.out
ps: no controlling terminal
ps: no controlling terminal
ps: no controlling terminal
ps: no controlling terminal
ps: no controlling terminal
ps: no controlling terminal

keeps occuring .....

Let me know any of guys faced this.
# 2  
Old 12-26-2007
Show us the line from your which contains ps and we may be able to help you.
# 3  
Old 12-26-2007
its clear that you are using just ps where there is no terminal attached to that.

running ps - would give the process associated with the current tty from which 'ps' is executed.

after executing nohup script &
are you disconnecting the sesssion from which script is invoked, if that is the case,

issuing ps would give no associated terminal - here you have to use ps with options like ps -ef
# 4  
Old 12-26-2007
Originally Posted by sriram003
ps: no controlling terminal
You are going to hate this answer, but it means that process running "ps" has no controlling terminal.

An interactive session has a controlling terminal that is used to deliver Ctrl-C, hangups and basic job control among other things.

Background tasks should not really be associated with a controlling terminal because they are not interactive.
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