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something like nohup but with access to terminal

Posted on 2008-10-01
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Hi.

I would need something some way to run processes independently from hangups in linux (Debian Lenny to be exact, but I suppose it shouldn't matter) but with access to console. The last part makes nohup useless, as it redirects output to nohup.out and doesn't allow any input.

The reason for this is, I want to log into my linux server with ssh, start downloading a large file with lynx and disconnect ssh, leaving the download running. I need to use lynx for downloading because I need to login to a webpage and after that only is the file available. Thus the need of console access at the beginning.

I tried bacgrounding the process with ctrl+z and bg, but it stops after disconnecting (nohup would come in handy here, but as I said, it can't be used). Any ideas?
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Forget it, I've found out about gnu screen

First start screen, proceed as in normal shell and when you're ready to disconnect, press Ctrl-a and then d. Screen is detatched from terminal and I can logout. When I need to check how it's going, I log in again and type screen -r, which allows me to see the progress.
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You could either use wget/curl for the download or use 'screen' to control the session.
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