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coreutils wishlist: nohup -p <pid> should let you background a running p
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
coreutils wishlist: nohup -p <pid> should let you background a running process, like Sun's nohup
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 11:52:23 -0400
Hello good people--
I have a wishlist request. It would be wonderful if one could use
nohup -p 9334
to take the already-running process 9334 and nohup it.
I don't know enough about the underlying system calls needed for such
a feature, but i noticed that Sun currently claims to provide such an
option. Sun's nohup developer, Adam Leventhal, has posted his
thoughts about it in his blog .
Is this something that might be doable with GNU nohup, provided that
there is kernel-level support for these types of tricks? Adam's
description of it as a "quality of life" feature seems pretty
on-target to me. i know i would find it really useful.
Note: I originally filed this as a request with debian's coreutils
team , and Bob Proulx helpfully pointed me upstream to this
If anyone has any thoughts about this sort of feature, or thoughts
about anything i might be able to do to help it along, i'd be happy to
Thanks for developing and maintaining such well-done, critical
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