Close shell keeping all subprocess running

disown -a && exit

By: prayer
2009-04-10 12:22:34

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  • 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... Show Sample Output

    ^Z $bg $disown
    fall0ut · 2009-03-17 21:52:52 13
  • background and disown, but with a proper one-line syntax

    ^z; bg; disown
    anarcat · 2011-12-06 20:48:01 0

What Others Think

Use disown -a && exit to ensure that the shell will stay open if not all childs have been successfuly disowned.
DNSpyder · 649 weeks and 6 days ago
This is an excellent idea.
haivu · 649 weeks and 6 days ago
which shell is it in (I assume this is a shell built in)? I can't find it on ubuntu/bash.
amosshapira · 648 weeks and 6 days ago
@amosshapira: man bash | grep -A9 "disown \["
quodlibetor · 648 weeks and 6 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
sud0er · 648 weeks and 6 days ago
it is a shell (bash, zsh...) built-in.
vutcovici · 609 weeks and 2 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".
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