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The wonders of GNU screen and other tips for the new Sysadmin...
A look at using shell job control, plus a quick overview of what I consider to be the best alternative to job control, GNU screen.
  • run a task in the background
  • bring a task to the foreground
  • bash shell specific: fg
  • list jobs running in the background
  • suspend a currently running task
  • allow a suspended task to run in the background
  • run a task in the background, and allow yourself to logout
    bash shell specific: disown
  • GNU screen
 read more | mail this link | score:6409 | -Ray, March 28, 2007
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