Subject: Re: starting a long-lived Lisp process from a short-lived connection
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 20:15:59 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Larry Clapp  <> wrote:
| Rob Warnock wrote:
| > I second that! "Detachtty" is great! Unlike "screen"[1], it does not
| > require a real TTY at startup, thus can readily be run by system
| > init files at bootup time. See <> for
| > more info.
| "screen -d -m -S <name>" to start a detached session has worked since
| at least v3.7.1 in 1995[1]; patchlevel.h implies that it might have
| worked as far back as 1992.  When did you start using it?

Uh... Circa 1985, on a DEC VT320 [IIRC]!! ;-}  ;-}
Granted, that was probably one of Oliver Laumann's earliest
versions, but I used it off & on until 1989 when I went to
SGI and started using bit-mapped displays with multiple windows
[though still used it some when dialing in from home]. Then
X Windows came along, and I admit I haven't used it much lately,
but had assumed the "needs real TTY (or PTY) as parent" limitation
still existed from various comments in the "detachtty" documentation.

My apologies for any mistaken aspersions cast upon "screen".


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