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


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

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> &