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How to: Close the terminal without killing the running program

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – Normally when you use the terminal to launch a program, if you want to close the terminal, you will have to close the running program as well. For example, the screenshot below is what happened when I tried to close the terminal after I used it to launch pluma: There is a trick to close the terminal without killing the running program. On the terminal you want to close, just hit Ctrl + z then run the following commands: disown -h %1 bg 1 After that, you can freely close the terminal without killing the running program. (Distributions)