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How can I disown a running process and associate it to a new screen shell?

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I have a running program on a SSH shell. I want to pause it and be able to unpause its execution when I come back.

One way I thought of doing that was to transfer its ownership to a screen shell, thus keeping it running in there.

Is there a different way to proceed?

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To move a process between terminals or to reattach a disowned, you can use e.g. reptyr.

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There's also a small utility called retty that lets you reattach running programs to another terminal.


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How can I disown a running process and associate it to a new screen shell?

up vote 14 down vote

I have a running program on a SSH shell. I want to pause it and be able to unpause its execution when I come back.

One way I thought of doing that was to transfer its ownership to a screen shell, thus keeping it running in there.

Is there a different way to proceed?


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To move a process between terminals or to reattach a disowned, you can use e.g. reptyr.

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Yeah that saved it, thanks! I read the author's website how it works better than similar or older tools eg. for ncurses programs. - Marcos Mar 8 '12 at 15:19

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