[Trilug-ontopic] auto-detach for screen?

Jeremy Portzer jeremyp at pobox.com
Mon Nov 19 23:53:40 EST 2007

Alan Porter wrote:
>> I don't understand the problem.  Why wouldn't "screen -DR" work after 
>> three days?
> Jeremy, I don't think the problem is with reattaching to the dormant
> screen session.  It's the fact that Cristobal is logged in somewhere
> and he'd like it to auto-logout so no one else can hijack his session.
Okay, I guess that makes sense, but as Matt replied, I don't see how 
this would ever happen in practice, given the ease of locking things 
when stepping away.  But I guess Cristóbal works in a university where 
he might be using a shared terminal of sorts?  Don't these terminals run 
"xlock" or similar?  Personally I never have a reason to use any 
computer but my own.


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