"screen" alternative

Ken Stevenson ken at transpack.com
Thu Jan 26 13:20:25 PST 2006

On Thursday 26 January 2006 03:25 pm, 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.

If you're running a utility from a shell prompt, look at:

man nohup

If you want a detached remote X session look at /usr/ports/net/tightvnc

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