nohup is a possible solution; check its man page.
$ nohup wget http://server/big.iso &
On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 05:22, Robert Storey wrote:
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.
Screen, nohup, etc; all great answers.
Just for curiosity's sake, isn't standard redirection the first thing to think of?
#cvsup /ports-via-modem.sup > /root/cvsuplog &
Wanna get it back?
 + Running cvsup /ports-via-modem.sup > /root/cvsuplog
Wanna keep it in the bg, but check its current status?
$tail -f /myhome/cvsuplog
Willing to be educated,
Kevin Kinsey DaleCo, S.P.
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