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Re: [screen-devel] [PATCH 2/2] screen: Implement dead/zombie window poll

From: Jürgen Weigert
Subject: Re: [screen-devel] [PATCH 2/2] screen: Implement dead/zombie window polling
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:31:28 +0100
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I second that. Nice features!

Tomas can you please look into Sadrul's question below?

Cheers, JW-

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi! From a quick glance, this looks like a good change. Comments inline:

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 6:28 AM, Thomas Renninger <address@hidden> wrote:
--- a/src/doc/screen.1
+++ b/src/doc/screen.1
@@ -3542,6 +3542,15 @@ Optionally you can put the word \*Qonerror\*U after the keys. This will cause sc
to monitor exit status of the process running in the window. If it exits normally ('0'),
the window disappears. Any other exit value causes the window to become a zombie.

+.BR "zombie_timeout" [\fIseconds\fP]
+Per default
+.I screen
+windows are removed from the window list as soon as
+the windows process (e.g. shell) exits. If \fBzombie\fP keys are defined
+(compare with ab ove \fBzombie\fP command), it is possible to also set a
+timeout when screen tries to automatically reconnect a dead screen window.

'automatically reconnect a dead screen window' -> 'automatically
launch the process that was running in the dead window', or
'automatically resurrect the dead screen window'.

The 'zombie' command applies for all windows. But it looks like
'zombie_timeout' applies to the currently selected window, and all
newly created windows? Can you please explicitly state that in the
man/info pages.


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