Posted on 2002-07-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I would like run nohup command on java application. But its not working in solaris 8(Intel). I'm running nohup command as user :

nohup progname &.

Its not working. I'd try also without nohup i.e. progname & -- not working, I'm using sh shell.

All the above command working fine in bash and ksh shell

Anybody can help me.
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nohup in Solaris 8 (Intel), only work when you run as root

you can use:
   su root -c "nohup program logfile 2>&1&"

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yuzh, is this a Intel restriction?
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That's a good question ahoffman. I just did some testing on the question.

arvind, nohup only have problem to run when you are a no root user and your current shell is ksh. IT WILL WORK WITH
csh/tcsh/sh, if your can write a little csh or sh script to do your job. (I have tested it on Solaris 7/8 both Intel and Sparc)


/usr/bin/nohup $1 &

and use your java script to call the shell script.

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what is the problem with nohup in ksh? there should be none.
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For none-root user to run nohup (root works fine), when they logout, the nohup process get killed.

But if you change you shell to sh/tcsh/csh, and run nohup, it will work. (my default login shell is ksh, that's why I
found this problem, I remember it works fine whith SCO UNIX, and it might work for some other UNIX favour.
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