Prevent shell autologout

unset TMOUT
Unset TMOUT or set it to 0 in order to prevent shell autologout. TMOUT is the number of seconds after which the present shell will be killed if it has been idle for that long.

By: sharfah
2009-05-20 14:57:50

What Others Think

st0p · 678 weeks and 3 days ago
thebillywayne · 678 weeks and 3 days ago
that's a good trick. GNU screen also helps to keep sessions alive as well. sorry for the blank comment above ^^^.
thebillywayne · 678 weeks and 3 days ago
Screen doesn't help autolog out from root, for example, which is the type of thing I think the OP was trying to solve. My thoughts anyway.
DaveQB · 678 weeks and 2 days ago
It doesn't work if TMOUT is set like: declare -r TMOUT=600
MRobvious · 677 weeks and 4 days ago
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DorothyBarreto · 42 weeks and 6 days ago
I am having issues with Fountain Valley Tree Care's machine having auto log out, I will try this and hope it works.
DanCypress · 37 weeks and 5 days ago

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