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Display the Product name and System Vendor name in Linux

This post will help you to find out the

Product NameSystem Vendor Name This will help you to find the suitable device drivers if any.
The following is the command to find the System Vendor (in my case it is Hewlett Packard) prompt $] cat /sys/class/dmi/id/sys_vendor
Here is the command to find the product name
prompt $] cat /sys/class/dmi/id/product_name

cat is the command to concatenate the files and print it to the standard output

Pradeep Kumar TS

nohup command in Linux/Unix

Often you come across a situation where you try to open a machine remotely using ssh and try to start a server or a run a command indefinitely.

But once you close the ssh session, your session also terminates and the background process also terminates. So here is a solution.

To open ssh remotely,

prompt $] ssh username@machinename
Ex: ssh root@
Ex: ssh 
prompt $] ssh -X username @machinename 
Ex. ssh -X root@ 

(this -X indicates the remote session can be opened in X window (GUI) mode)

Assume we need to start a httpd server in the remote machine.
we can issue the command like this

prompt$] nohup command 
if any error or log information may be stored in the nohup.out file. if you want to redirect to a file use the redirected symbol (1>  indicates standard output and 2> indicates standard Error). Specify the filenames for the output. Here is the typical nohup command to start the httpd server.

prompt $] nohup  /etc/init.d/httpd start  1> file.out 2&…