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Re: Screen Command



i got it !  I just have to remember to put screen in first!  that is
awesome!  thanks a lot!

Ross

PS: Now i don't know how i ever lived with out the wonderful, magical,
SCREEN!  :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Larsen" <plarsen famlarsen homelinux com>
To: <psyche-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: Screen Command


> Ross Ferson wrote:
> > OK not to be a pain but this is going to be a long compile, so i want
> > to get this right :)
>
> Ok :)
>
> > Putty (ssh to box.com) to box and start compile (make install)
> > stuff is going all over screen (make installing ), how do i let it
> > keep going and detach to pick up later?
>
> While the compile is ongoing, hit ctrl-a+d
> The compile continues in the background (check with top or vmstat to be
> sure).
> Close session.
>
> > after that when i get home to the host box, i open up terminal and
> > get: #
> > i type screen -rd ?
>
> Yes - that brings you back into the session to where it has now reached.
> You can scroll within screen too - ctrl-a+] enables "copy/paste" buffer,
> which will allow you to use your arrow/page up/down to browse back in
> process history.
>
> I've used screen on some boxes to run setiathome - and it works great :)
I
> have the char-gui running, so I can see the progress, and when I resume
> screen it's easy to see how far the calculations are going.
>
> > I guess where i am not getting it is using putty do i use the screen
> > command BEFORE i start entering the commands?
>
> Putty is your emulator. You use it to get your connection to your box.
Once
> logged on, and you have your $ prompt, screen is just a command like any
> other. Screen only saves what you run within it's environement, so as long
> as you remember to start your compile within screen, the rest is rather
> logical.
>
> Best Regards
>   Peter Larsen
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Larsen" <plarsen famlarsen homelinux com>
> > To: <psyche-list redhat com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 12:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: Screen Command
> >
> >
> >> Ross Ferson wrote:
> >>> Ok,
> >>>
> >>> 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?
> >>
> >> Not at all - it is actually almost the setup I use too - work laptop
> >> is W2K and I use putty to get to all our server boxes. At work I use
> >> my Linux workstation for many tasks, and I use screen to get back to
> >> those (when needed). But most of all, I use screen to avoid having
> >> to make multiple terminals to one host. ctrl-a+c creates a new
> >> session so much faster, and it's very easy to toggle between the
> >> sessions - and I end up with one large window, easier to manage.
> >> That screen allows me to resume previously attached sessions
> >> elsewhere (or even currently attached sessions - hence the -d
> >> parameter, detach) is a big plus.
> >>
> >> You'll use putty to connect to your box as usual - using ssh or
> >> telnet - it doesn't matter. Once logged on, you resume your screen
> >> session using 'screen -rd' (or just screen -r but I've found that it
> >> doesn't always work without the -d). When you want to leave
> >> the session, but not kill it, you do a ctrl-a+d, and then log out as
> >> normal.
> >>
> >> This is the same procedure, regardless how you got to the box - from
> >> xterm, ssh or putty.
> >>
> >>> Thanks a lot for your time.
> >>
> >> You're welcome :)
> >> Glad to be able to help.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>   Peter Larsen
> >>
> >>
> >>
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