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Re: I'm not a huge fan of systemd

On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:21:55 +0100
Martin Read <zen75502@zen.co.uk> wrote:

> On 09/07/14 14:40, Mark Carroll wrote:
> > Hang on, that sounds scary. I'll still be able to launch something
> > from the shell (maybe in an xterm) with a trailing & to put it in
> > the background, and then log out and it will keep on going, right?
> Running a program in the background from a shell in an xterm (and
> even closing the xterm afterwards) works fine; indeed, that's how I
> launched the instance of Icedove I'm typing this e-mail in.

Yeah, but what happens to the background program when you exit the
xterm, assuming you didn't precede the command with nohup, which
carries all sorts of security and file size baggage?


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