I used to have a script (way back when) that allowed me to execute ANYTHING in terminal and would magically disown and run in the background while dumping any output to null. It may have even nohup'd...I don't recall. I had it located in /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin/ and it was named 'ds' (I know that the name has nothing to do with it, but I figure perhaps some of you may have done the same thing as I did back in the day).
Basically, to execute a command completely in the background and not tying up a terminal window, I would simply type in:
ds sudo command
I don't recall where I found it nor whether I created it myself. It was pretty ingenious, so I am guessing I found it elsewhere. :)
Can anyone help in creating such a script again?