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 · 601 weeks ago
thebillywayne · 601 weeks ago
that's a good trick. GNU screen also helps to keep sessions alive as well. sorry for the blank comment above ^^^.
thebillywayne · 601 weeks 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 · 600 weeks and 6 days ago
It doesn't work if TMOUT is set like: declare -r TMOUT=600
MRobvious · 600 weeks and 1 day ago

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