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Old 11-07-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
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moving a task over to

Hello -

I have a job (scp) going on that I'd like to keep running but i need to show down this machine.

My computer is basically the middle man, and it's been copying for a while with the standard scp command...

I presume 'screen' is the tool i need to use but it's man is rather cryptic to me. How can I detach my workstation (which is the middle man in this three machine transfer) and pick it up from home?
Old 11-08-2003, 01:58 AM   #2
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Hmmm... I've been in that situation before, putty'ing in, and wishing I could stop a process. I'd say background it, then, when you get home, foreground the pup; that should work. Here's how:
In the window that you have the task running from, press:
This should/will background/pause the process. It should throw up something like "1234+ stopped" where 1234 is the PID IIRC. Then, close it all down, get home, log in as that user, and type:
To forground the process; bringing it back to the front, and starting right where it left off.

If this does not work, or if you meant something else, please post back!



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