Moving already running process under nohup.

Have you ever ran into a situation, where you have launched a long running process and you forgot to run it under nohup. Here is a workaround to move already running process under nohup.You can do this using bash job control.


  1. First stop or pause the process using Ctrl and Z .
  2. Then type bg in terminal to move that process in background.
  3. Last step is to remove process entry from table of active jobs. You can do this with following command
disown -h

You can mention specific job id after -h option to remove particular entry from active jobs table.