Start the process with nohup: nohup someprocess When it is allready started, type disown. (alias disown="kill -CONT %1; disown" or alias disown="bg; disown" to not to have to kill or bg manualy) Start the process with &! which automatically disowns the process. Start the program in the background, either with program & or ^Z bg, then type kill -9 $$ (this one closes also the actual shell). Technorati Tags: , , ,