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  1. #1

    ssh access

    I have the following problem:

    I want to log on to a remote linux machine which has a high-speed internet connection and download some big files to the remote machine.

    I log on via ssh and use wget to download the files.

    The problem is that I have to stay logged on for the whole time while the files are being downloaded. If I log off, wget terminates. Is there a way to start wget and set it to work even while the ssh connection is disconnected?

    Best regards,


  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
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    Mar 2005
    wget <url> &
    You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Aug 2005
    nohup wget <url> &

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    Thanks for the answers, now it works, at least somehow. But I still have a problem:

    If iI start wget in the background and log out of the remote computer, ssh does not terminate. Is there a tutorial/FAQ somewhere for background processing and ssh?

  6. #5
    I found solution:
    I think this will do what I want.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharster
    I found solution:
    I think this will do what I want.
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  8. #7

    if there is not 'screen'

    if there is not 'screen'.
    I know 'screen' - it is very useful tools - but I have not screen (and I cannot install it) - is there any differen way to close terminal afer call 'nohup' from 'ssh' remote execution ?

    I mean:

    1. 'ssh' execute script with 'nohup' command
    2. terminal does not close - how to close this terminal ?


  9. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharster
    Yes. Screen is a truly wonderful program.
    Wow! That's really nice. I was also switching to other emulators but this is much better.
    Thanks for the link
    Now what? You have Linux installed and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" thing. Don't worry, they'll show you what to do @
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