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Running python app in the background on linux

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http://serverfault.com – Weird question here, but I'm playing with a python chat server/client combo on my Linux server. Currently, if I do this: $: cd /path/to/chat/server $: sudo python ChatServer_Listen.py This starts the python app run loop and the server listens for incoming TCP connections. My problem is, if I close my terminal window, the ssh session quits and the python app stops running, and clients can no longer connect. I'd rather not run a terminal instance 24/7 locally. Can I set up this python app as something that can run in the background on Linux? If so, how? Ideally it would be sort of like Ap (HowTos)