Some long running command is still active in your ssh session and you need to
leave; but you don't want to stop it and therefore regret that you didn't execute it in
screen/tmux or with nohup? You can still use disown. Stop the process by <C-Z>,
unpause it in the background with
bg and run
disown so that you can end you
ssh session without killing it.
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Shorter Hacksconsists of tips and tricks for Linux nerds. Flags, hacks, and features of everyday tools that you might not know already, but that will enrich your life. I currently have a list of around 40 hacks I collected and plan to publish them roughly weekly. In order for this series to continue, please send me your best trick(s). The focus is not on fancy new tools or extensive rc-file content, but little known features in software most people already use. Send them to .