detach remote console for long running operations

dtach -c /tmp/wires-mc mc
Starts midnightcommander and allows you to detach the console; use ctrl-\ to detach Then at a later time you can reconnect using dtach -a /tmp/wires-mc In my experience dtach works much better for programs like irssi, mutt, mc, aptitude than screen does.

By: wires
2009-06-17 22:18:25

What Others Think

Upvoted, I'm a screen user, but still I use dtach on machine where screen is not installed and where I can compile it from the small source.
skinp · 640 weeks and 3 days ago
Right. Plus i can never get screen to work corretly with mc, etc... could be me. ps. thanks for your vim command, it's in my bag of tricks since; use it daily.
wires · 640 weeks and 3 days ago
Why is screen considered not as good for some programs? Just curious.
bwoodacre · 639 weeks and 6 days ago
I was going to post this command. Deserves 10^10 ups! @bwoodacre For me, using screens when I could use dtach is like using a bazooka to kill a moth (detach function was the only one I ever used in screens).
leovailati · 542 weeks and 2 days ago
I can see the end as it begins thankfulness
yeoyeo · 6 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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