Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· ehevutov

Run adhoc unix process in the background

Here's a nice example of a way to run a process that takes more time then you'd rather watch and have the process output stdout and stderr messages to a file:

make installworld > installworld.out 2>&1 &

when you feel like seeing how the process is going, you can do the following:

tail -f installworld.out