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Re: simply preserving sessions across disconnect

From: Adam Kellas
Subject: Re: simply preserving sessions across disconnect
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:14:27 -0400

Now I've found -RR which is a lot closer to what I need. That may be
enough. Thanks and sorry for the noise.


On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Adam Kellas <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have a really simple use case for screen. I like to use PuTTY from
> my Windows laptop to Linux because PuTTY is a very nice terminal
> emulator. The only problem I have with this is that when the network
> connection drops, as in when I move around with the laptop, the PuTTY
> session disconnects and all my state is lost. This of course is where
> screen comes in; I recently discovered it and it seems very likely to
> solve my problem.
> When I tell putty to use "screen -x -R" as the remote command it works
> great for one terminal window; I can reconnect to the screen session
> after disconnects. But my normal usage mode is to have a number of
> putty windows open for work in different branches or on different
> bugs, and with the above setting when I make a second putty session it
> connects to the same screen window.
> Bottom line, it's a very simpleminded use case; I want screen to do
> nothing except preserve my sessions across disconnect. I.e. if I open
> 3 putty sessions I want 3 different shell prompts in 3 screen windows.
> If I then reboot the laptop I want my first 3 putty sessions to
> reconnect to those existing windows (not necessarily in any order). So
> each putty session should attach to an existing-but-unconnected screen
> window if available and create one if not. I have no need for any
> advanced usage like switching screen windows within a putty session.
> Can anyone tell me the combination of flags to make this work?
> Thanks, and sorry if my terminology is not up to par.
> AK

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