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Old 01-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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opening another terminal


I'm running centos in shell mode only. Trying to troubleshoot a freeradius problem so I'd like to open up a second shell as I can't do anything once freeradius is up and running until I cntrl-c out of it.

How do I open up a second shell? can this even be done? How do I switch between them?

Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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You should probably look at screen. It allows you to have an arbitrary number of shell sessions open concurrently, with the ability to switch between sessions arbitrarily.

man screen

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Old 01-19-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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alt-F1 alt-F2, and so on switches between login consoles.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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And
Ctrl-z
bg<enter>

will background the process ... if it doesn't output lots of
stuff at all times you can carry on using the same shell.


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