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



On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 08:17:47AM -0700, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> 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?

I think the best solution here is to run your job via the at command
scheduler.

Just login and type:

$ at -m now
> ./mysimulation
> CTRL-D

then logout.

Any output will be emailed to you.

David Hummel
Genomics & Gene Discovery
WRRC/ARS/USDA
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