Originally Posted by TimStevens
You mean Ctrl-Z and bg and fg? These don't work if you log off.
I can't really cron this stuff, since I don't know how long each process will take, and I need to run each in sequence, but need to verify the previous run was successful before kicking the next one off (it's essentially a batch load of data to the DB, the script calls a process to load it). So, I need to start them manually.
I'll try the sh option. My understanding was you only needed that if your files weren't set as executable.
no, not what I meant... screen is a process that you can run. I allows you to run a shell and then disconnect from it, but you can leave stuff running still. When you want to check up on things you reconnect to the machine and then reattach to the screen session as if you never left.