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Old 11-07-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Can I resume a previous ssh session?

I ssh'd into my Debian machine from out of town and did an "apt-get dist-upgrade," and just as I was about to make a selection regarding some questions apt had about the package it was currently installing, my connection flaked out temporarily.

I've tried to log in again and start again, but it appears the previous session is still active and awaiting my selection as the lock files are still in place and "ps waux | grep apt" is showing that the dpkg-preconfigure is still alive.

Is there any way to log in again and resume the session that is still sitting in memory?

Thanks in advance,


Last edited by dehuszar; 11-07-2004 at 05:15 PM.
Old 11-07-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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That did it, thanks!



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