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Close shell keeping all subprocess running

Terminal - Close shell keeping all subprocess running
disown -a && exit
2009-04-10 12:22:34
User: prayer
Close shell keeping all subprocess running


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
^Z $bg $disown
2009-03-17 21:52:52
User: fall0ut

You're running a script, command, whatever.. You don't expect it to take long, now 5pm has rolled around and you're ready to go home... Wait, it's still running... You forgot to nohup it before running it... Suspend it, send it to the background, then disown it... The ouput wont go anywhere, but at least the command will still run...

^z; bg; disown
2011-12-06 20:48:01
User: anarcat

background and disown, but with a proper one-line syntax

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disown -a && exit

to ensure that the shell will stay open if not all childs have been successfuly disowned.

Comment by DNSpyder 380 weeks and 2 days ago

This is an excellent idea.

Comment by haivu 380 weeks and 2 days ago

Thanks. I have often thought that commands run without http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/using/nohup">nohup or http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/tagged/52/screen">screen required babysitting.

Comment by mark_stafford 379 weeks and 3 days ago

which shell is it in (I assume this is a shell built in)?

I can't find it on ubuntu/bash.

Comment by amosshapira 379 weeks and 2 days ago


man bash | grep -A9 "disown \["
Comment by quodlibetor 379 weeks and 2 days ago

Awesome. I hate nohupping my virtualbox startup, because the output goes to nohup.out and I have to check the file to make sure it actually started. Disowning instead:

VBoxHeadless -startvm debian &

[1] 1414

VirtualBox Headless Interface 2.1.2

(C) 2008-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Listening on port 3389

disown %1 jobs
Comment by sud0er 379 weeks and 2 days ago

it is a shell (bash, zsh...) built-in.

Comment by vutcovici 339 weeks and 6 days ago

i have a question, if you ran a command without an '&' appended, then can the command

disown -a && exit

make sense?

in this case, i often "^z" first, then "bg" put the command to the backgroud, at last, run "disown -a".

Comment by byrgl5 165 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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