Is there a flag that i can pass to monero-wallet-rpc so it runs in the background? I tried --detach since thats used in monerod but it didn't work. Any unofficial way to do it easily?
I am running Ubuntu 16.04.
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If you can't find a flag and you run linux, you can use the usual way of sending an application to the background.
Start the application in the background:
Additionally, don't show output on the terminal:
./monero-wallet-rpc > /dev/null 2>&1 &
If you connect via ssh to launch the application, it will exit when you close the ssh session - you can use
nohup to keep the application running after the ssh session is closed (the first command will put the output in nohup.out, the second will ignore the output):
nohup ./monero-wallet-rpc & nohup ./monero-wallet-rpc > /dev/null 2>&1 &