Originally Posted by Dankles
Does anyone know how I can re-open an existing SSH session I was using? I'm compiling some software and I don't want to lose my work.
No. In the future I would suggest starting a screen
session on the remote computer and doing your compiling from there. You can then disconnect from it and reconnect at a later time with all of your work saved (assuming the remote computer has not gone down in the meantime). If you loose your connection accidentally, you can still do a normal ssh login and reconnect to your still running screen