[ALUG] sudo &

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Jun 8 12:00:25 BST 2017

On Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 11:32:10AM +0100, Mark Rogers wrote:
> Is there an easy was to launch a process with sudo and send it into
> the background?
> $ sudo myapp &
> .. will go straight into the background then stop, waiting for a
> password to be entered. So I have to bring it back to the foreground
> (fg), enter the password, stop it (ctrl-z) then send it back into the
> background (bg).
> Of-course what normally happens is that I don't realise it's stopped
> at all, only to come back several hours after a long process should
> have been running to find it hasn't yet started....
> I'm sure there's a better way?
If you haven't got lots of jobs under job control you could do:-

    sudo myapp && bg

Chris Green

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