[IPython-user] Launching background processes

Amr Mostafa amr.mostafa at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 13:08:54 CST 2006

On 11/23/06, Jouni K Seppanen <jks at iki.fi> wrote:
> Does IPython deal with all the subtleties of process groups,
> controlling terminals and what-have-you that one expects from a modern
> job-control shell? If not, it might not be a very good idea to make it
> your login shell. See e.g.

I'm not of any knowledge to answer this, but I'm already aware of some
drawbacks for using it as a shell, but still, fun as hell ;-).

> In typical shells, if you want a process to outlive the shell you
> start it in, you have to start it with "nohup", or make sure it
> ignores SIGHUP itself. I don't know if IPython has a way to do that.

*Many* thanks! Using `nohup` indeed fixed my problem. However, I will
also investigate on how to do this ignore SIGHUP with python.

- Amr

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