nohup allows is to run a command, close our connection, and still have the command run on the server - very powerful.
I’ve used this at times I know I have a command that will take a long time to run, but I need to close my laptop / go on lunch / carry on living life.
How to run:
nohup COMMAND &
& ?- this is to run the command in the background (stops output text appearing in our terminal).
Caveat: If you have trouble with the command not running after disconnecting, you may need to specify a full path. I had this issue with the following MySQL database import, so I used:
nohup /usr/bin/mysql ... &
nohup mysql ... &
Running this you should receive something like the following:
bash 4587 This is our process id - you can use this to monitor the process.
ps aux | grep 4587
Will give us some details of the current command.
Now you can goto lunch!