nohup man page

nohup — run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty


nohup command options


nohup COMMAND [ARG]...
nohup OPTION


Run COMMAND, ignoring hangup signals.


display this help and exit


output version information and exit

If standard input is a terminal, redirect it from an unreadable file. If standard output is a terminal, append output to 'nohup.out' if possible, '$HOME/nohup.out' otherwise. If standard error is a terminal, redirect it to standard output. To save output to FILE, use 'nohup COMMAND > FILE'.

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of nohup, which usually supersedes the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by Jim Meyering.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <>
Report nohup translation bugs to <>

See Also

Full documentation at: <>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) nohup invocation'

Referenced By

incrond(8), zshmisc(1).

December 2017 GNU coreutils 8.29 User Commands