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Unfortunately FullGraphics is extremely out-of-date: it seems that it has not changed much since version 5. Correct solution may be only FrontEnd-based. There is a command Convert Dynamic to Literal under Evaluation menu which helps with Dynamic but not with Ticks. A workaround for Ticks is Exporting the complete Graphics[...] as a Notebook, then ...
This is a shell dependent issue. With csh/tsch the & automatically nohup's, so just this works: math -script test.m < /dev/null & There seems to be a mathematica/csh issue that the script hangs if disconnected form stdin even though it doesn't try to read anything
Another option would be to use the at command to create detached jobs: echo "math -script test.txt" | at now
You can use GNU screen to make a sort of persistent terminal that allows you to resume work wherever you left off. Take a look at the many tutorials available. It's not completely clear from your question whether the better solution is this, or nohup (see Stefan's answer). Use nohup if your workflow is non-interactive: log in, start a batch job that ...
You need to daemonize your script: nohup math -script test.txt 0<&- &>/dev/null & Now this will run as a background process with no output captured. If your script does indeed produce output, just replace /dev/null with the filename. In order to daemonize something you need to disconnect all the automatically connected streams (stdin, ...
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