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Leaving a program running

asked 2011-10-14 06:02:54 -0500

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I am running Sage through a Sage server, but using Firefox on my computer to access it. So, if I have a notebook open in my web browswer and I'm running some long computation, if I never click "Save and Quit" or "Discard and Quit", does it just keep going automatically? Even if I close my web browser and shut down my computer? And, if I start my computer, open my browser, and connect, will I see all the results? Just want to be sure I understand how this works!

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answered 2011-10-14 07:01:12 -0500

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Well, it does depend on the Sage server in question! In theory, the worksheet would keep running.

However, most of the time there are limits placed on such things by the actual administrators of the notebook. See, for instance, the Sage Server instructions on the wiki, where ulimit has several options used. The one of most interest to you would be -t 36000 which means after 10 hours, the server will kick you off, with that model.

I assume the various *.sagenb.org servers have similar settings. :-) But if you created one of your own, you could do whatever you wanted. Good luck!

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