[REBOL] Re: bash newbie question
From: jeff:rebol at: 3-Nov-2001 22:28
> > Options: 1) /path/to/rebol ./game-server.r & 2) nohup
> > /path/to/rebol ./game-server.r
> those didn't work
> > 3) or if those don't work, try using screen.
> Er, what's that?
The super nifty unix console 'window-manager'. If it's
installed for the server it's pretty useful for leaving
Try typing 'screen' and see if you get presented with a new
If so: Run your script as normal. After it's running hit the sequence:
That should "detach" the screen session. You can later rejoin
that session by typing: 'screen -r'. That's handy to be able
to come by and tweak the running script, view output, etc.
You can log out after detaching the session and it will keep
You can start a process in screen and immediatly detach it as
screen -m -d -S NameOfSession /path/to/script
(Make the script executable with '#!/path/to/rebol -flags' at top).
-m -d together make it immediately detach after starting the
process. -S allows you to name the session so you can rejoin
the session by name later (useful if you have more that one
screen session detached).
Screen has many other abilities, including running multiple
windows (shells) within a session, keeping logs of activity on
the different windows, copying and pasting between them, and
more. Check the man page. But if it's not installed, beg the
sysop for it. (-: