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Old 08-16-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Is there another (better/flexible) program then screen


The reason why i'm searching for such a program is, because i want to run a process in background, like u can with GNU prog. called SCREEN. The problem is, with screen i cant (or dont know how) to terminate a specified screen. I've read the manual of screen and not found any clue how could i terminate a specific created screen session.. Or like, create a screen session with a name and then kill the session providing the name.

Any help here?

Old 08-16-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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There are a few ways to kill a screen session.

From within a screen session, if you're at a prompt, you can simply exit:

mrclisdue@localhost:~$ exit
Also, from within a screen session, you can key:

C-a C-k (the "C" denotes the <ctl> key)
You can kill a screen session from outside of the screen:

mrclisdue@localhost:~$ screen -r <screen pid, name, or tty> -X kill
or mrclisdue@localhost:~$ screen -S <pid, name, tty> -X kill
or, if you know, or can determine the pid of the screen, you can issue the kill command.

Old 08-17-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Well, yeah, i know the ways how to kill screen manualy yes. But i would like to make a system 'in the back' that would do this. So that's why i need to get somehow the sessions ID to kill it.

Also combining with php, so like with a button click u start a process in the background and with another klick, you kill this session made.


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