How to keep droplet active after closing terminal

Posted January 10, 2018 8.6k views

I rent a droplet and run a python program on it. However if I close my terminal the program closes, how do I keep it active?

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by Justin Ellingwood
In this article, we will discuss how to install and use "screen", a tool that allows you to manage multiple shell sessions inside a single terminal. The screen program is very useful for multi-tasking in an ssh environment, due to its ability to resume terminal sessions and perform multiple-concurrent tasks.

+1 on the comment above about GNU Screen.

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