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Re: Cygwin and screen
- From: Andrew Schulman <andrex at alumni dot utexas dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:03:22 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin and screen
- References: <179FDEB6B860D147954C24716A91B7F7231A93@exchange14.Utility.pge.com>
Ed Peschko wrote:
> I was wondering if you ever got around to fixing that screen detaching
> bug (ie: the parent being unable to be closed due to an active screen
> process being around. I really like screen, and would like to use it as
> it was intended on cygwin..
Hi Ed. No, I never was able to fix it. Not for lack of trying, but
terminal stuff is deeply confusing to me. I never got very far with it.
FWIW, you can download my last builds from
You can untar the binary package with e.g.
tar -jx -C / -f screen-4.0.2-0test1.tar.bz2
and it will mostly work. You get a multiplexed screen. But when you
detach a session most of the time you can't reattach to it, even though
the processes live on so you have to kill them by hand. There were some
other minor problems that I forget right now.
screen is an extremely useful program, and I wish someone could solve the
Cygwin problems with it. Many people have tried over the years. I'd be
happy to package it for Cygwin if someone could get it working.
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