"screen" alternative

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Jan 26 13:21:11 PST 2006

Grzegorz Danecki <g.danecki at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

# grep PACKAGE /usr/ports/sysutils/screen/*
/usr/ports/sysutils/screen/Makefile:NO_PACKAGE= Tends to loop using 100% CPU when used from package - perhaps it hard-codes information about the build host

> Are there any alternatives? Because as I can remember screen was frequently
> used and highly appreciated application.

No alternatives, but screen is *still* a frequently used application.

> Or should I rather look for some sources instead of package? Any problems
> with that?

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

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