Linux how to keep command line bash process running if you are disconnected or need to logout of SSH remotely

So you started a process or other important task that is remote but it is in the foreground and on a pts.  This means if you background with Ctrl + Z or otherwise logout or get disconnected that the process will be stopped.

Here is how you can solve the problem:

1.) Hit Ctrl + Z to suspend the process.

2.) Type bg to restore the process into the background.  If you do a ps aux on the process you will see it was restored with the & at the end, which puts it into the background.

Now there is no need to restart the task.

What is a more permanent solution to keep a terminal window open without manually backgrounding processes?

You can use the "screen" tool which gives you multiple virtual terminals that stay open even if you are disconnected.


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