Re: how to nohup on windows?

From: Alessandro Vercelli <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:08:53 +0200
Message-Id: <K98V6T$>

From unix/linux manpages:

nohup - run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty

cron - daemon to execute scheduled commands (ISC Cron V4.1)

The purposes of the commands are not mutually exclusive; you can place into cron a script which contains a nohup; on my experience, i use nohup:

  • from command line prompt, when I need to close the session before the end of excution of the script
  • in cron jobs scripts, when i need to collect all of its output, for example:

nohup > my_script.log 2>&1 &

There can be many other situations to use one, the other or bot, yet.


>presumably for much the same reasons one might run scripts using nohup on
>unix rather than using cron?
>On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Hans Wijte <> wrote:
>> Why not run your scripts as a scheduled task ?

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