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[vox-tech] possible to exit ssh with a program running?
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[vox-tech] possible to exit ssh with a program running?

I know that if I start a terminal window in X, run a program, and then manually close the window, the program dies. I also know that if I secure-shell into another machine and run a program, I cannot exit without first ending that program.

Is there any way to start a program for a shell window and leave it running when I close the window? Also, is there anyway to leave a program running remotely, started through an ssh session, and exit ssh?

The later would be very helpful, although I suspect these two issues are related. My research involves running computer simulations on several computers on campus. I would really like to ssh into the machines from home, start the simulations (which generate output to text files), and then exit the ssh sessions with the simulations in progress. This way I could close my internet connection (dial-up :( ) and turn my home computer off while the multi-day simulations run.

Is this possible?


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