I'm having issues with a script on Redhat Linux I want to run permanently (it's a database monitoring script called mkill - http://mtop.sourceforge.net/mkill.html
- but probably that's not even all too relevant). Anyway, when I run it in Putty (the Telnet replacement for SSH) it keeps running for ages. Only problem is, I can neither close the putty window nor shut down my computer, which of course I would be happy to do at some point.
I'm aware that, by adding a " &" at the end it'll be run in the background, so then I can close the terminal window, and it'll keep running. Unfortunately, for reasons that are beyond my technical knowledge, it won't keep running for more than a couple of hours. However when I run it without the " &" it'll run flawlessly for days.
In the end it seems like running a script in the background is a different cat than running it straight from the commandline, but like I said, that's beyond my technical knowledge. Any pointers how I can fix this issue would be highly appreciated.