March 9

Linux: nohup – Keep an application running after you terminate your remote session

nohup is the perfect command line program to keep your applications running in the backgroup even when when you terminate your connection.
1. ssh into your server
2. type: nohup “the name of your long running application” &
3. exit

NOHUP(1) User Commands NOHUP(1)

nohup – run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty

nohup COMMAND [ARG]…
nohup OPTION

Run COMMAND, ignoring hangup signals.

–help display this help and exit

output version information and exit

If standard input is a terminal, redirect it from an unreadable file. If standard
output is a terminal, append output to ‘nohup.out’ if possible, ‘$HOME/nohup.out’
otherwise. If standard error is a terminal, redirect it to standard output. To
save output to FILE, use ‘nohup COMMAND > FILE’.

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of nohup, which usually supersedes the
version described here. Please refer to your shell’s documentation for details
about the options it supports.

Written by Jim Meyering.

GNU coreutils online help: <>
Report nohup translation bugs to <>

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3
or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WAR‐
RANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Full documentation at: <>
or available locally via: info ‘(coreutils) nohup invocation’

GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 NOHUP(1)

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Posted March 9, 2017 by Timothy Conrad in category "Linux

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