Running Java Daemons within Linux

Below is a small method for running Java daemons within Linux. The syntax is as follows:

  1. nohup is used so that it doesn't get killed when user logs off
  2. </dev/null is used so that it doesn't require a command-promt of it's own
  3. & is used so that the Java daemon runs as a background process.

nohup \
[java binary] \
[java file] \
< /dev/null 2>&1 >/dev/null&

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