I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned, but why not try screen? It's made for precisely this reason.I know this has got to be a basic question, but strangely enough I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere...
Suppose I'm at home with a dial-up connection to the Internet. At the school where I work we have a server running FreeBSD with a full-time connection (T1 line). So from home, I log onto the school's server with ssh, and start a process that will run for a long time, maybe something like this:
OK, that download might run for hours. I don't want to stay connected for hours, I want to log off and hang up the modem. The question is, how to do so? With the above process running, I can't even get back to the command line to type "exit" (and wouldn't typing "exit" kill any process I'm running?). Ditto if I hit ctrl-c. I suppose I could just hang up the modem, but that's not elegant.
OK, I'm not a total ignoramus - I suspect that maybe I could put the job in the background by either hitting ctrl-z while it's running, or maybe starting it with the "&" parameter. But if I log out from the server with "exit", will that kill the running processes? The answer to this eludes me - I haven't found anything said about this in the various documents I've read about ssh.
So what is the elegant solution?
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