Sunday, February 24, 2008

Using 'screen'

I wrote a simple script to start a 'screen' session on my mythtv box when the mythtv user logs in, at ~/bin/


screen -d -m

This starts a detatched screen session. I can now ssh into the mythtv box, connect to that screen, and execute commands in the context of the logged-in mythtv user. Before I had setup irexec to run in its own start-up script, I used to launch it from this screen session. And now that I've been using synergy, there's even less of a reason to keep this screen session around. I'll still keep it going, just in case :)

This page is what got me started with screen.

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