Is it possible to disown a job at startup w/ out manually pausing the process? Basically the issue is, is that I'm iterating through a number of processes using a python script. I can manually disown the python script, but it's the processes within it that I'm executing that I'm worried about.
Disowning jobs is part of what the shell does. At least in zsh (and presumable also in bash) you can have a job immediately disowned on creation by appending
If all you are doing is just launching a bunch of processes, in this particular case a shell script is maybe the better choice.