On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@gmail.com> wrote:
I must suggest that "nohup dnf whatever > logfile.out &" is your
friend for exactly this sort of thing. stdin/stdout/stderr are all
disconnected from the running session and a visible log is generated.

Thanks very much for taking the time to post... very simple and to the point.

Another method I've found for those concerned about using a terminal under a DE is to
check out dnf-automatic:   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AutoUpdates
There is currently an open bug regarding the use of email notifications when using
dnf-automatic:  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1279773
but other than that, it appears to work fine.

For those wanting to know which processes need to be restarted after update, 
there is the appropriately named dnf needs-restarting:  

As the documentation mentions:  

Note that in most cases a process should survive update of its binary and libraries 
it is using without requiring to be restarted for proper operation. 
There are however specific cases when this does not apply.