[Beowulf] Users abusing screen

David N. Lombard dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Thu Oct 27 09:04:21 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 02:55:13PM -0600, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > sometime, and I've never seen a comment like yours before. You're out of
> > line.
> hah.  Greg doesn't post all that much, but he's no stranger to the flame ;)
> seriously, your question seemed to be about a general problem,
> but your motive, ulterior or not, seemed to be to get rid of screen.
> IMO, getting rid of screen is BOFHishness of the first order.
> it's a tool that has valuable uses.  it's not the cause of your problem.

Completely agree with this. If you get rid of screen, another tool will
be used, perhaps even as simple as a private copy, or nohup and tail as
others suggested.

My primary use of screen is to do work across home and the office. Nohup
only solves one of the potential scenarios. If screen were removed, my
productivity would go down.

David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.

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