I am trying to do

[me@myPc]$ ssh me@server "nohup myBashScript.sh &"

My goal is to launch the process on the server, and then immediately return.

It is not working: The job is started on server, but I still get the output on myPc and bash wait for completion prior to asking me for another command.

Why ? It's not supposed to ! Any way to avoid that ?

  • myPc is RHEL6.2
  • server is ubuntu 10.04 and
  • both runs openssh

As long as input or output are still open, ssh will keep the connection open. To solve this, make sure the input and output are not open.

For instance, use ssh -n and redirect your output:

ssh -n me@example.com "nohup myscript.sh >/dev/null 2>&1 &"

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