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I have a process that i run with this command:

java -jar loginserver.jar &

I need to be able to send commands to this program. I've tried bg/fg but apparently it doesn't persist thru sessions. Is there any other way I can do this?

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What type of input do you need to send? –  EEAA Oct 11 '12 at 4:05
    
Just text. Commands like 'shutdown 10' where 10 is the number of minutes before it shuts down.. etc. I've also tried echo "shutdown 10" > /procs/pid/fd/0 with no success. The bg/fg works but only in the same ssh session. –  Tar Oct 11 '12 at 4:05
    
Are the only commands that you're trying to send shutdown or restart commands? Are you trying to run this as a daemon rather than just a process within your shell session? –  Dave Forgac Oct 11 '12 at 5:31
    
This is a loginserver. I can send commands to shutdown worlds for a game I'm hosting. The commands are interpreted by the loginserver, so they can really be whatever. Shutdown was just an example. –  Tar Oct 11 '12 at 5:55

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Try screen (http://linux.die.net/man/1/screen).

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