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How do I fork a process that doesn't die when shell exits?

If I run emacs from the shell: $ emacs foo & and then kill that shell, emacs dies. How can I run a command so that it will not die when the shell dies? I found references to nohup, but that ...
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How can I Resync a fork from original

I just forked a project in Github. I made modifications and send pull request. Th owner merge my fork with the main project and after that he made some modifications. So for now my fork is not updated ...
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NetBSD, OpenBSD, *BSD and FreeBSD compared

I recall reading a comparison of NetBSD and FreeBSD a few years back, and in 2000 (okay many) it looked like NetBSD forked processes better, while FreeBSD threaded better, and so, for Apache 1 NetBSD ...
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Git branch for instances of a website?

I'm working in a couple of websites, both websites needs almost the same code except for some changes in images and css, or settings. I'm just finished to read the chapter of branchs of Pro Git book ...
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Linux / Perl - What happens when a process is forked?

I've read about fork and from what I understand, the process is cloned but which process? The script itself or the process that launched the script? For example: I'm running rTorrent on my machine ...
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Easiest way to fork a nonGitHub git repo to a GitHub repo?

For example, I'd like to fork a GNU Savannah git repo, and use GitHub's pull request button to signal GNU Savannah that I'd like to submit a patch. Is this possible?
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Neutralize fork-bomb through ssh

I have access to a server through SSH (namely, it's our informatics server :) ) and ran a fork-bomb there (the bash one). Is there a way to neutralize it remotely? Just using ssh name@server does just ...
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git cannot allocate memory - git svn rebase

I cannot run git svn rebase in my repository as I am getting: Can't fork: Cannot allocate memory at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/Git.pm line 1262 The output of free indicates I have plenty of free ...
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Github merge PR forked repo into your own repo

I have forked an existing repo into my own repo. Whenever I do a pull request (in my repo), it automatically defaults to the origin repo, and not to the fork I created. How do I get github to default ...
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Fork processes in a script using different colors for each process output

I have a script that operates on 4 folders. Because they are completely independent, I'm passing in the folder path to a function and then forking that function. It works, but the output to the ...
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Any way to simulate Process.fork() on Windows?

I need to use a library that seems to be making the assumption that Process.fork() is available. On Windows it is not. I tried installing Cygwin with the idea that it might simulate this. Didn't ...
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When a parent uses fork, the child process is created in a continuous memory space?

When forking, the exact environment of the parent process gets copied. Is that space allocated in a random space in RAM or the parent and child processes are getting continuous RAM space (like array ...