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.

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

What Others Think

nice
st0p · 547 weeks and 1 day ago
thebillywayne · 547 weeks and 1 day ago
that's a good trick. GNU screen also helps to keep sessions alive as well. http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/ sorry for the blank comment above ^^^.
thebillywayne · 547 weeks and 1 day 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 · 547 weeks ago
It doesn't work if TMOUT is set like: declare -r TMOUT=600
MRobvious · 546 weeks and 2 days ago

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