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Re: [vox-tech] retroactive nohup?

On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 04:05:23PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> begin: William Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> quote
> > On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 02:28:17PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > i stupidly started a long process in an xterm.  i'd like to shut down X, but
> > > don't want to lose this process.
> > 
> > Couldn't you ^Z and then "bg" it?  (I assume it's a console process)
> argh.  i was pretty sure it would die when the controlling pty died.  but i
> just did a test with a toy shell script.  you're right.  it didn't die.

This is a feature of bash: backgrounded jobs are preserved even when bash
itself dies. You still lose the output, though.

Henry House
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