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When I close a terminal it closes all programs opened from it. In other Linux packages such as scientific linux using an ampersand prevents this, e.g., emacs file.txt & However, this is not the case with ubuntu 10.04. Is there away to stop the applications like emacs being closed on exit of the terminal? I have tried nohup but this dosen't work.

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You can use disown. For example, emacs file.txt & disown After that, exiting terminal won't exit the program started from it.

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Thanks 'disown' works well. I will be typing that after most things. –  libby jones Nov 1 '12 at 18:15
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