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invoke a utility immune to hangups
|| [ --] utility [ arguments]
and at this time sets the signal
to be ignored. If the standard output is a terminal, the standard output is appended to the file
in the current directory. If standard error is a terminal, it is directed to the same place as the standard output.
Some shells may provide a builtin nohup command which is similar or identical to this utility. Consult the builtin(1) manual page.
The following variables are utilized by
If the output file
nohup.out cannot be created in the current directory, the
nohup utility uses the directory named by
HOME to create the file.
Used to locate the requested
utility if the name contains no ‘
utility exits with one of the following values:
utility was found, but could not be invoked.
utility could not be found or an error occurred in
Otherwise, the exit status of nohup will be that of utility.
nohup utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) compatible.
BUGS Two or more instances of
nohup can append to the same file, which makes for a confusing output.