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Re: Using screen if I don't have access to /dev?

From: Javier (a.k.a AlBundy)
Subject: Re: Using screen if I don't have access to /dev?
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:44:20 +0000

On 8/6/07, Jean Jordaan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Javier
> > Which operating system?
> Linux 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 6 06:28:26 CDT 2006 x86_64
> x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> > In linux, you must mount devpts filesystem
> > in order to get pseudo-terminals in /dev/pts directory. Check /etc/fstab
> address@hidden [~]# cat /etc/fstab | grep pts
> none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
> Perhaps that "mode" specification is what should be changed to allow
> everyone to start screen.

It is a better idea to play with the group id. Don't touch the mode.
I have exactly the same line in my fstab.

> They moved me from a jailshell to a normal shell (which I much
> appreciated)
Oh, this is a new information. It is posible that you was in
a restricted environment (chroot or similar), without access
to a /dev/pts directory

> and now I can start screen.
That's a good notice!


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