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Re: Screen Command


maybe i should have been more clear.  I am running win2k at work (not my
choice) and i use putty to ssh to my home box.  how does that change things?

Thanks a lot for your time.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Larsen" <plarsen famlarsen homelinux com>
To: <psyche-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen Command

> Ross Ferson wrote:
> > RH vs Other Distributionshere is a scenario:
> >
> > I am at work, and I am ssh'd into my box at home.  I start a long
> > process and it is still running when i leave for home.  When i get
> > home i would like to "take over" the session that i started at work.
> > ie. see what is going on and interact with it.  I was told the screen
> > command could do this but i read up and can't get it to work.  Is it
> > poss?  if it is, could you show me an example to accomplish my task?
> > thanks~
> Ahhh - screen is your best friend EVER :)
> I've used it for a little more than 3 years, and I wonder how I did before
> it.
> In your case - at work, start your session with "screen". Then start using
> your terminal. Screen will even keep multiple terminals open - use
> to create a new session. You can have at least 10 sessions (0-9) open,
> a few additional special symbols (like -). To switch between sessions, use
> ctrl-a # where # is the screen number. Try ctrl-a+? to get a nice help on
> what commands are available.
> When done at work, you can either just keep your session up and lock your
> terminal, or you can deatch the screen session and log out. To detach you
> use ctrl-a+d. Now you can logout or secure your terminal as usual.
> >From home, you'll ssh back (or whatever you use) into the box. To get a
> of your detached screen session you write "screen -rd" (resume detached) -
> and you're right back where you left off at work :)
> You can have multiple screen process per user - which will make the
> a little tougher to write (screen -list) but keep to one screen process in
> the beginning - makes things a bit easier.
> To exit screen, just terminate the sessions inside screen, and when the
> one terminates, screen terminates.
> Once you get used to screen, you'll find a series of interesting commands
> do fun things.
> Regards
>   Peter Larsen
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