QUERY: nohup background & relogin recover process

I know about nohup & to run a job in background. But there’s a feature in Midnight Commander which you can start a large folder/file copy in background. What happens if I quit Midnight Commander, will that copy job still be running in background?

Also, if I ran nohup mc &
to run Midnight Commander with no hang up, how can I put it in background and foreground? What if I quit my terminal session then ssh log back in again, how can I get that same Midnight Commander process into foreground?

Though I haven’t really used midnight commander, its my assumption that it’s a terminal (ncurses) application ‽

Have you looked into using the screen command to run midnight commander ?

You can then detach from the terminal session. and reconnect to it as you wish.

There are tons of online tutorial for using screen over ssh … and using screen in general :slight_smile:

Such as:
http://thesystemadministrator.net/cpanel/how-to-install-and-use-screen-in-linux
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