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Old 06-29-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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getting back disconnected remote session

I'm using Debian Sarge and logged into it remotely using PuTTY and SSH and was in the middle of using aptitude when I got disconnected.

My questions are
a) can I connect back to that session, or am I forced to just kill that session?
b) can those processes just be killed and I can just run aptitude again?

when I do
I get
myloginname pts/0 2007-06-29 21:59 (
myloginname pts/1 2007-06-30 09:13 (

pts/1 looks to be the 2nd remote session I'm logged in with and pts/0 is the one I want to get back to.

running a ps tree with
ps -ejH
(thanks to Google for that one) I get
22941 22941 22941 ? 00:00:00 sshd
22943 22941 22941 ? 00:00:00 sshd
22945 22941 22941 ? 00:00:03 sshd
22946 22946 22946 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
22952 22952 22946 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
22956 22956 22946 pts/0 00:00:31 aptitude
12287 22956 22946 pts/0 00:00:04 dpkg
21140 22956 22946 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
21142 22956 22946 pts/0 00:00:00 pager
19042 19042 19042 ? 00:00:00 sshd
21144 21144 21144 ? 00:00:00 sshd
21148 21144 21144 ? 00:00:00 sshd
21149 21149 21149 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
21280 21280 21149 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
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Afraid you can't. If the connection you're using is not
overly stable it may pay for you to use screen withing your
session, and do your work through that ... in case of an
unexpected event (e.g. a disconnect, or a local reboot)
you can easily re-attach afterwards.



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