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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     nohup - invoke a command immune to hangups

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     nohup utility [arg ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The nohup utility invokes command with its arguments and  at
this time
     sets  the signal SIGHUP to be ignored.  If the standard output is a terminal,
 the standard output is appended to the  file  nohup.out
in the current
     directory.   If standard error is a terminal, it is directed
to the same
     place as the standard output.

     The nohup utility shall exit with one of the following  values:

           126      The  utility  was  found but could not be invoked.
           127     The utility could not be found or an error occurred in

     Otherwise,  the  exit  status  of  nohup  shall  be  that of

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     HOME  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.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  nohup  command  is  expected  to  be  IEEE  Std  1003.2
(``POSIX.2'') compatible.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      6,      1993
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