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Re: simply preserving sessions across disconnect

From: Jostein Berntsen
Subject: Re: simply preserving sessions across disconnect
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:58:37 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On 29.06.11,12:26, Adam Kellas wrote:
> Ramon,
> I think I failed to make the desired usage model clear. I gather most
> people are in the mode of (a) log in, then (b) run "screen", and (c)
> use screen thereafter to multiplex sessions. But my goal is to make
> use of screen completely invisible[*]. In PuTTY one of the
> configurables is the ssh "Remote Command" which by default is $SHELL.
> I'm trying to configure putty with a remote command of "screen
> <some-flags>" such that putty will automatically start up a screen
> instance and that instance will either attach to an existing detached
> session or create a new one. So one putty window == one screen window.
> The idea is that this would be just like not using screen but sessions
> aren't dropped when the network is.
> [*] Aside from TERM=screen and the titlebar saying "Screen ..." and so on.
> BTW, note that I have ssh public-key authentication set up so I don't
> have to explicitly log in at all. Running putty (or any ssh client)
> and telling it to connect to machine XYZ results in an immediate shell
> prompt there.
> Yes, I could bite the bullet and become a power screen user and
> multiplex all my work through a single putty terminal (I think that's
> what you're suggesting). Reasons to not do that: I like to use
> different background colors to help me keep track of which machine or
> SCM branch I'm working on, or perhaps debug vs release. And sometimes
> I like a really wide window for monitoring a logfile. Etc. So there's
> an existing pattern which I have an investment in and would prefer to
> keep.

Could something like screendoor inspire a solution?


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