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Re: Cygwin 1.7 GNU screen freezing when disconnected


On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 07:05:49PM -0700, Karim Ali wrote:
> Sometimes, I get disconnected from my host computer. When this
> happens, I cannot reattach to the screen session when I can reconnect
> via ssh, and my screen session on the host computer is completely
> locked up. ctrl-q, ctrl-a K, doesn't do anything and I have to kill
> screen and the program I was running in it.

If you only need the reattach feature of screen, then I recommend trying

dtach builds OOTB and installs easily (it's just one file).  I've been
using it daily under Cygwin 1.5 for about 6 months without any problems.
I tested it under Cygwin 1.7 and it seems to work well there too.

I know the above doesn't help solve the screen reattach problem, but it
does offer a very viable workaround.  Hopefully, you and/or others will
find dtach as useful as I have.


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