In shell scripts, the shell's handling of interrupt and terminate signals can be controlled with onintr, and its handling of hangups can be controlled with hup and nohup.
The shell exits on a hangup (see also the logout shell variable). By default, the shell's children do too, but the shell does not send them a hangup when it exits. hup arranges for the shell to send a hangup to a child when it exits, and nohup sets a child to ignore hangups.
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