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I often use 'screen' to run a command that I want to leave running when I logout but sometimes I forget and kick off a long job without screen. If you want to keep these things running, the following command will close the shell keeping all subprocess running

disown -a && exit

More information on the bash man page:

man bash | grep -A9 "disown \["

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very informative, thanks
Posted 2009-04-28 12:50:12
This one is shell-agnostic, and I use it a lot:
Posted 2009-04-28 17:04:04

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