Linux: Stop Programs Quitting When the Terminal Is Closed

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Q. When I start a program from the terminal, it closes when I close the terminal windows? How do I stop program quitting when the terminal is closed?

A. You need to use nohup utility, which allows to run command./process or shell script that can continue running in the background after you log out from a shell:
nohup program &
nohup gedit file.c &

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.