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I have a job which is scheduled to take around 1-2 days .Only option I have is to ssh into the machine (where it is going to run) using my home computer and start the job .Now my problem is that I want to use my home computer for other tasks during the interval and may be even shut it down /restart.So is there a way where I can start the job and ensure that it keeps on running even if I shut down the putty terminal on my home machine?

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Yes, use screen if you want to get back to it, or detach and background it otherwise.

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... or tmux! – salva Dec 19 '11 at 9:14
@salva, yes, or tmux. – Michael Krelin - hacker Dec 19 '11 at 9:36
+1 for screen :) – Garrett Feb 7 '12 at 20:14

'nohup' is your friend

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