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Ending ssh, but leave program running?


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If im using ssh and start a program that I need to run after i leave ssh, like reaver or something that needs to run a long time. I would also like to be able to log back in to check the status of reaver (or any other program) at any time.

How would i do that?

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The easiest way to do this, if you need to check back in with the program is to install screen:

opkg update
opkg install screen

Then run screen and run reaver inside of it. I am not going to explain how to use screen, it's a very very common tool and you'll find many guides on it with a quick Google search.

Best Regards,


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You could open a screen session and run reaver in it.

screen -S 'name_of your_session' - Starts a session with that name.

You would run reaver and hit Ctrl+a+d to detach from the session, this will run even when you are logged out.

To resume the session, just use the command: screen -r 'name_of_your_session'.

For more information on the screen command, here is the manpage: http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/manual/screen.html

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