[sf-lug] switching from ssh server to terminal: can it be done and if so, how?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 16:18:32 PST 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
>  Common for me too, I'm afraid!

Yet another reason to always use screen :-)

>  I've always thought it should be possible to attach to the program(s) in
>  question with a debugger, close stdout and stderr, and re-open them as
>  file desecriptors to a new terminal.  I've never tried such a trick - has
>  anyone on the list?

I bet you could do it using /proc/{PID}/fd/, but I have never tried...
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an
intuition--and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing
gives out and then that--'Bugs'--as such little faults and
difficulties are called--show themselves and months of anxious
watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success--or
failure--is certainly reached" -- Thomas Edison in a letter to
Theodore Puskas on November 18, 1878

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