[CentOS] yum update in background

Robert roberth at abbacomm.net
Thu Oct 20 19:08:51 UTC 2005

} With screen you wouldn't put it in the background.  If you
} have several machines in the location with reliable connections
} between them you would only have to run screen on one of them
} with ssh sessions out to the others and you'd still be able
} to disconnect and reconnect.  I prefer to do this from a box
} running X with vnc enabled, but you get the same effect of being
} able to get back to long-running commands.

well, i am novice at screen. havent used for over a decade

i did this


then i did this

screen yum update

answered y

watched it. of course about 3/4 of way through i lost connectivity briefly
on wireless.

it completed fine.

i ssh'd back in and rebooted

and now am back in and

[root at ns2 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.2 (Final)

thanks for help!

thing is, i need to learn how to make a new screen and be able to attach
back to it as i wasnt able o attach to this one even though it was still
there till done and went away.

thanks again

 - rh

Robert Hanson - Abba Communications
Computer & Internet Services 

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