I am trying to keep a program running in the background after closing the terminal window that opened it. Specifically the command I'm trying to get is one to schedule the Remind program (a less "hungry" version of KAlarm). The recommended command is:
remind -z0 -k'gxmessage -title "reminder" %s &' ~/.reminders &
but a more simple example also fails...
On closing the terminal the invoked program also closes.
The basic requirement is to start Remind and leave it running in the background so that it will automatically check and report reminders. This it does fine until I close the terminal window.
Any ideas, please? Is this a mint-only failing (presumably bash)? I've found a lot of sites saying "use &" or screen, disown, nohup etc but none of these work. I've also tried running commands using sudo but same result.
Ultimately I will need to start the Remind daemon at startup but I want to test it properly first.
(yes, I know I mis-spelled linux in the title - if a mod could oblige, please?)