running a lengthy app in a terminal window

David Vincent dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Wed Mar 26 23:12:56 GMT 2008


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Angelo Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> often I have to ssh a ubuntu server to run a command line app, it usually
> takes a long time, is there a way to do following:
> 
> 1) ssh server
> 2) run the app
> 3) close the ssh connection
> 4) later, I can ssh again to see if the app still running? possible? tips?
> Thanks.

take a look at "screen".

- -d


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