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Detach a process from the current shell

Terminal - Detach a process from the current shell
nohup ping -i1 www.google.com &
2010-11-10 12:39:44
Functions: nohup ping
Detach a process from the current shell

ignore HUP interruptions


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ping -i1 www.google.com &> /dev/null & disown
2010-11-09 11:22:57
User: strzel_a
Functions: ping

Continue to execute the command in background even though quitting the shell.

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What others think

Handy but not quite the same unless you redirect output to /dev/null like in strzel_a did.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 375 weeks and 6 days ago

nohup redirects by default to ./nohup.out

Comment by unixmonkey13930 374 weeks and 4 days ago

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