2 UNIX / Linux setsid Command Examples

What is setsid?
2 setsid examples
Syntax and Options
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What is setsid?

setsid creates a new session, which can be used to execute a program.

2 setsid Examples

1. Execute a program even after log out

Just like nohup and screen command, you can use setuid to execute a program even after you log-out as shown below. The following example will run the ./your-long-running-script.sh even after you log-out.

# setsid ./your-long-running-script.sh

2. Execute a program with an argument in setsid

You can also execute a program that requires an argument as shown below. The following example executes ./custom-script.sh with ‘sample-argument’ as its argument.

# setsid ./custom-script.sh 'sample-argument'

Syntax and Options

Syntax:

setsid program [arg...]


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