Re: Job Control?
bwarsing <email@example.com> writes:
BW> On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 04:38:08PM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
NLM> There is a utility called 'screen' to handle this. It's
NLM> packaged for Debian. You'd run your program in a screen session
NLM> in one window ('screen mutt' for example).
BW> Then I think I am in trouble...
BW> I chose to run dselect on an xterm as su root.
BW> So, if I kill that window to install a new version of afterstep,
BW> what i am currently running, am I up the creek?
Actually, no, that's one nice thing about screen. Even if the
window/terminal running screen spontaneously explodes, the programs
running inside the screen are still there. You can get them back by
running 'screen -r'.
Also, in my experience, Debian has dealt fairly gracefully with
upgrading programs that are running, with only a few exceptions (xdm
being the one that comes to mind quickest). I've upgraded GNOME and
fvwm while I'm running them with no problems. <shrug>
BW> BTW: don't have 'screen'. Oops.
apt-get install screen
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