5 Ways to Keep Remote SSH Sessions and Processes Running After Disconnection

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Gunjit Khera

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8 Responses

  1. Edric says:

    Excellent article!

    You can check out a compiled tmux cheat sheet at https://edricteo.com/tmux-cheat-sheet/

  2. David Okwii says:

    I use byobu which is based on tmux for this sort of thing. Byobu is a robust alternative to screen or tmux

  3. L P says:

    The easiest way, if you know ahead of time, is to fork the ssh after authentication, with the ‘-f’ flag:

    $ ssh -f larry@ ‘sleep 1; echo hi’
    $ hi

    redirecting stdout & stderr is recommended, either on the local side or remote.

    • Gunjit Khera says:

      Hi! thanks for your suggestion, this is also a good way for running ssh connection if you want to execute a particular command on remote host.
      Stay Connected.. :-)

  4. Hil Palmer says:

    Another way I run background jobs and don’t want it to die when I exit is to send it to at.

    Example: echo “/tmp/script_name.sh” | at now

  5. Paul says:

    Good article, thanks=)

    P.S. In tmux reattaching section comes tmux detach again. I think you mean attach =)

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