Viewing Programs Running From CRON

Cezar Fistik cezar at
Sat Nov 26 12:35:36 GMT 2005

Hello Gerard,

Friday, November 25, 2005, 10:45:51 PM, you wrote:

> I start a program from CRON. As an example, let us use
> /sysutils/portmanager. Now this program is being run in the background.
> How do I get it to run in the foreground so that I can view what it is
> doing, and or stop it if I want to? If I succeed in that maneuver, can I
> place it in the background again?

> I hope that I am explaining this correctly.

Use the screen utility /usr/ports/misc/screen.
See this:

Best regards,
 Cezar                            mailto:cezar at

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