"screen" alternative

Philippe Pegon Philippe.Pegon at crc.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Jan 26 13:16:27 PST 2006

Grzegorz Danecki wrote:
> Hi List!
> I'm running 5.4 Stable and I'm looking for something, that can let me detach
> my session leaving my software running. First thought - "screen", but hey,
> there is no screen package in ports collection :( Google says something that
> it was removed due to high cpu utilization few releases ago. Is this true?
> Are there any alternatives? Because as I can remember screen was frequently
> used and highly appreciated application.
> Or should I rather look for some sources instead of package? Any problems
> with that?

screen is in the ports collection, but there is no binary package. You 
can install it from sources with the port :

# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/screen/
# make install

or if you use portupgrade :

portinstall screen

> Many thanks in advance, You are doing great work here!
> Greg Danecki

Philippe Pegon

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