How to exit a Linux terminal while keeping long tasks running

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Yesterday I was copying some files on my home server using a typical ssh session: run a Linux terminal, ssh into the server, cp, done. The issue was that the copy would need to run for a long time and my client computer would normally go to sleep after a few minutes, long before the copy operation would have a chance to finish.

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