Local Device Terminal Script launch but Digital Ocean Script does not launch, viceversa.

Posted April 10, 2019 477 views
Linux BasicsUbuntu 16.04

Basically , i ran a script on my droplet / virtual server. It ran well , i use digital ocean console. The next day i connected using the mac terminal, added SSH key, and bash ./thescript from the terminal, the script runs well, without stopping i went to digital ocean console terminal and open it up the script is not running.

I thought to myself maybe when i close the terminal on my mac it wont ran.

So i ran the script FIRST on DIGITAL OCEAN console.

Then connect to the droplet on my TERMINAL MAC local device.
Script does not have the output.

Thank you for your time.

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If you need the script to run constantly even if you close your SSH session, I would recommend using screen.

To start a new screen session run:


Then inside the screen session run your script. After that to detach from the screen session press CTRL+A+D.

Then even if you close your terminal the script would remain running in the screen session.

If you need to attach back to the screen session run:


To list the available screen sessions run:

screen -ls

Hope that this helps!

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