How do I run a script in the background?

Use nohup! Here’s an example…

nohup /some/script.ksh

And even better, to redirect all output to a specific location…

nohup /home/user/script.ksh > /home/user/script.log 2>&1 &

Yes, the ” 2>&1 &” at the end is important.

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