This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I have no idea if what I'm about to ask for is possible, but it's worth a try. I'd like to be able to issue my command-line Java app a command that sends it into the background -- or makes it a daemon, or whatever -- and gives me back my shell. Then, I'd like to later be able to issue a command from that shell (or any other shell) that brings my app back to control -- i.e. brining me back to its interface. Optimally, I'd like for this to be shell-independent on UNIX systems, so that if I sent the program to the background and then logged out, it would not only not die, but be available for recall from other shells. On a semi-related note, it'd be really nice if I could get this app to have a name that shows up when you list processes on UNIX (i.e. "ps aux"). Thanks in advance. Alex Kirk