"screen" alternative

Will Maier willmaier at ml1.net
Thu Jan 26 15:47:24 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:25:51PM +0100, Grzegorz Danecki wrote:
> 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?

FreeBSD does not distribute a compiled binary package for screen,
but you are welcome to compile your own. If you have the ports
system installed (as you probably do), just do the following:

    cd /usr/ports/misc/screen
    sudo make install

That should install screen. If you have questions about the ports
system, read the manpage or the FreeBSD handbook.

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

screen works fine on FreeBSD -- the package building process just
doesn't make it possible for FreeBSD to provide a pre-compiled
version. As I said, you're welcome to compile your own. It's the
first thing I do when I set up a new system.


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