I'm using jboss-as-standalone.sh to manage JBoss EAP standalone as a service. I can start/stop the service with "service jboss-as-standalone.sh start/stop" while I'm on a terminal.

But I would like to start JBoss from outside the server via SSH using our Continuous Deployment Infrastructure. Therefore I'm issueing a command like this:

ssh root@myserver "service jboss-as-standalone.sh start"

The server starts up normally but SSH hangs. It seems it isn't able to close the connection because of the background job forked by this command in the script:


Is there any other possibility to start JBoss as a service which works with notty SSH connections as well?

Best regards



Try this:

 nohup service jboss-as-standalone.sh start &>/dev/null

Check man nohup for more information.

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  • If you would do that, you need to read what &> does. – Florin Asăvoaie Dec 5 '16 at 6:20
  • Ah, yeah. Must have been tired, sorry. – user335605 Dec 5 '16 at 9:30

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