[R] R and unix tool 'screen'

Detlef Steuer Detlef.Steuer at unibw-hamburg.de
Wed Jan 28 09:25:21 CET 2004


No such problem here. SuSE 9.0, R-1.8.1, screen 4.0.1
Everything works as intended.

If C-a d doesn't work, you can always try screen -D as described in 
the man page.

Hej da


On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:02:53 +0100 (CET)
Giampiero Salvi <giampi at speech.kth.se> wrote:

> I have problems running R with screen. For those who don't know,
> screen is a unix tool that is quite handy if you want to leave
> a process (that outputs to tty) running when you logout, and
> then recover the session later on.
> It works like this:
> 1) run 'screen': you get a normal prompt as if you were in a normal
> shell.
> 2) run whatever command you like
> 3) press 'C-a d' to detach the session. Now you can logoff if you like
> 4) when you want to recover the session type 'screen -r'
> The problem is that R seems to catch the 'C-a' signal, and nothing happens.
> Since there is no way to detach the screen, there is no use to it either.
> Is there a way around this problem?
> Giampiero
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