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On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 2:27 AM, Brian Candler <b.candler / pobox.com> wrote:

> Sebastian W. wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a way to tell Net::SSH to start running a script but
> > then effectively "disown" that process?
> >
> > I have a long-running job I'd like to kick off using Net::SSH but I
> > don't want the connection to persist for the entire length of the job. I
> > just want to kick off the job, let it start running and then basically
> > not care what happens. Of course I care, but I have a different process
> > that will actually pick up whether or not the long-running task was
> > successful or not.
>
> nohup somecommand someargs &
> --
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>
You probably need something like this:
nohup somecommand someargs > /tmp/out.log < /dev/null &

the "< /dev/null" lets you detach the job from the terminal.

Cheers,
Doug Seifert

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