[Dclug] nifty *sh aliases/function tricks
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Fri Jul 23 15:31:53 EDT 2010
Ah yes, I recall that now. Start a process at work, detach, reattach
from home. Or vice versa.
Seems like a good feature to hack into the shell.
On 7/20/2010 3:45 PM, John Holland wrote:
> On 07/20/2010 02:38 PM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> I would ask why you were using screen when you already have an existing
>> terminal. Some people still swear by screen, but I see no use for it in
>> a windowed environment. Terminal emulators have tabs these days.
> One reason I use it is that I can start a long running process in
> screen, disconnect (Ctrl-A Ctrl-D I believe) and get back to it later
> from a completely different computer. e.g. run something on my home
> machine from work or vice versa and pick up where I left off after the
> It's also good if a connection is flakey, as it will preserve its state
> when disconnected (even by a network failure) and can be reconnected to
> ( screen -R to reconnect)
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