On Wednesday 29 November 2006 12:43, John Nielsen wrote: > On Wednesday 29 November 2006 12:35, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > On 2006-11-29 12:22, Dan Sikorsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hey, I have a good question for you guys. > > > > > > Lets say, I started a job on a computer, if you must know, portmanager > > > -u , and then left... but I know its sitting there stuck on a config > > > window waiting for someone to press enter... I do not have screen > > > installed on this machine... > > > > > > my question is, can I ssh in, install screen (or not i suppose it > > > wouldnt matter) and bring that process to either screen, or my ssh > > > terminal? > > > > In general, "no". > > > > You can _try_ using watch(8), from a superuser session, but I am not > > sure if it will catch whatever has already been displayed on the side > > of the watched terminal... > > The watch utility will only display writes that happen after it was > started. > > See also vidcontrol(1), in particular the -p and -P options. You can get > a "screen shot" of a virtual terminal that way.
And to answer your original question, no I don't think there's a way to bring a process over to another terminal, but you could use vidcontrol -P to see what's on the screen already (this only works from "real" console virtual terminals, e.g. /dev/ttyvX) and then use watch -W to "take over" from there. JN _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"