[gmx-users] running in background?

Oliver Beckstein oliver at biop.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 15 14:13:01 CEST 2004

> How is it possible to put a simulation running in the
> "background" so that the job continues running
> after closin' the command shell/loggin' off?

Under Linux I use 'nohup' which lets a command ignore hangup signals
(which are emitted by the shell on logout), and redirect all terminal
output into a file (which I delete after the job has completed).


  nohup mdrun [options] >output.log  2>&1 &


  nohup mdrun [options] >& output.log &


Oliver Beckstein * oliver at biop.ox.ac.uk

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