FreeBSD vs Linux

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sun Jan 22 12:41:53 PST 2006

On 18 Jan 2006, at 17:17, Nikolas Britton wrote:

> On 1/17/06, Philip Hallstrom <freebsd at> wrote:
>>> The computer is currently without keyboard, mouse or monitor.  I am
>>> adding applications to the computer via ssh while I work.  As  
>>> soon as I
>>> get openbox and tightvnc installed, I'll switch to tightvnc so I can
>>> disconnect without disrupting jobs.  (Hmm, I wonder if I'll have  
>>> to add
>>> a mouse or keyboard at that point.)
>> /usr/ports/sysutils/screen
>> Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical
>> terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells).  
>> Each
>> virtual terminal provides the functions of a DEC VT100 terminal  
>> and, in
>> addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.64 (ISO 6429)  
>> and ISO
>> 2022 standards (e.g. insert/delete line and support for multiple  
>> character
>> sets). There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual  
>> terminal and
>> a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows moving text regions between
>> windows.
> nohup foobar > ~/foobar.log& tail -f ~/foobar.log

If you think that is even vaguely equivalent to screen, then I cannot
suggest strongly enough that you actually try it.

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                   -- Moliere

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