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  1. Actually, everything has a background option of sorts…

    nohup

    It, too, decouples the process from the terminal, and (technically) forces the program to not listen to the hangup signal that is sent when the respective terminal/SSH session ends. For me, nohup was critical for streaming music over icecast.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  2. Alternatively have a look at the program “screen”. http://linux.die.net/man/1/screen

    February 24, 2012 at 10:26 am |