I am looking for the most painless way to run something in the background of redhat Linux and not depend on things such as screen being there.
I would like to do
yum update -y system*
and not be bothered with the output to the screen while I am trying to work on that console in the forground .
It would be good to have a history of the transaction when it was done so I can make sure nothing went bad.
command &> filename
is a little messy and was hoping there other ways to do this