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Re: idea for new feature (was: Re: sticky-note and zle bindings)

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Richard Hartmann wrote:

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 06:13, Benjamin R. Haskell <zsh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I couldn't find the original thread (more than two months ago?), so I'm not sure what I'm suggesting below covers everything.

It started on Jan 16th with an email by Andy Spiegl.

Thanks. I didn't even notice the bottom quote from your previous email until I just reread it, but "Jan 16th" got me there.

Have you tried 'screen'?

Screen is somewhat similar, but tackles the problem on a different level. This is something new which can act as an alternative, in some cases.

I don't see the advantage or difference yet (except the "on a different level" part -- the 'screen' way makes more sense to me at this point).

Perusing the previous thread made me wonder: Is there a solution for the problem of needing co-operation from, say, the X Window manager? Or have you settled on being able to pass in a dead/killed shell's UUID/GUID?

(Is there an alternate interface to the online mailing list archive, btw? I hate all the clicking around -- I'd rather download an .mbox file and use it in Alpine.)

On another, I have the command-line mercurial daemon and two command-line trac daemons running in screen sessions. If I SSH in and reattach, it's as if I never left.

Not quite true, as sometimes, when detached uncleanly, screen will stop listening to STDOUT & STDERR of the programs that run within it which makes some programs unhappy. irssi would be an example. This takes us a tad too far from the topic at hand, though.

Huh. Never had that happen to me. Good to know.

But, won't this also be a problem with whatever mechanism you're envisioning? Or is this beyond the scope of what you'd want your "thing" to do (re-attaching already-running programs)?


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