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linux background execution

  • Posted July 2, 2014

I have embed jetty java application and I want to execute in linux digitalocean. When console is closed, application is stop. How can I execute java application without stopping

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You can use screen to run an app in the background, see How to Install and Use Screen on an Ubuntu Cloud Server.

nohup java -jar /web/server.jar & The & symbol, switches the program to run in the background.

The nohup utility makes the command passed as an argument run in the background even after you log out.

I have been using tmux for easy access to the individual command lines of multiple programs running 24/7 and am rather fond of it. I have no idea if this solution is anywhere optimal however.

nohup <command and arguments> &