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- From: Lapo Luchini <lapo at lapo dot it>
- To: "[ML] CygWin-Apps" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 09:05:07 +0200
- Subject: Re: screen
Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
>Could somebody *please* explain to me why screen is in any way useful on a
>system with even a semblance of a window manager?
I think it's main usefulness it's not the multi-screen, but rather the
possibility to run "long" commands from a remote terminal without the
fear that a disconnection of the terminal would also terminate the
started jobs, while retaining the capaicity to see their output (else a
single ^Z and "disown" would be enough...).
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