Impact of building using screen Unix utility

William Siegrist wsiegrist at
Fri Jul 10 12:22:30 PDT 2009

On Jul 10, 2009, at 12:17 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jul 10, 2009, at 02:57, Jean-Michel Pouré wrote:
>> Building packages takes some time as I am using a G4. So I connect  
>> using
>> SSH, start a new screen session (screen is the Unix executable).  
>> Screen
>> is configured with the same variables $PATH and bash.
>> Can screen impact on the quality of the build and create compilation
>> errors?
> I sometimes use "screen" to build ports on my systems. I see no  
> reason why it would affect the build. It only annoys me by making  
> the Terminal's scrollback buffer useless. (Is there a way to scroll  
> up within screen?)

CTRL-a [

It has vi-like navigation and searching.


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