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If I launch a background process and then log out, will it continue to run?

Asking this after a prolonged discussion with a coworker, I'd really like a clarification here. I launch a background process, either by appending "&" to the command line or by stopping it with ...
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How can you see the processes which you put to background?

This question is based on this thread. How can you see the processes which you put to background?
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Unable reset settings in .bashrc without stopping updates

I am updating my ports in MacPorts which may take a day. I have changed my dot -files. I would like to test them without shutting the updates down. I have ^Z the installation and restarted my shell. ...
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use correct-resolution background desktop image

I have a desktop background image (a picture) in a half-dozen different resolutions, that I'd like to deploy to a disparate collection of computers with different monitors and video cards and whatnot. ...