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I occasionally use screen within linux.

Every now and then my connection plays up and I lose access to the ssh shell, when I try to reattach myself to the screen instance this is what I get:

There is a screen on:
     2690.pts-0.localhost    (09/03/10 12:56:08)     (Attached)
There is no screen to be resumed.

Any idea what I could do in this case? I guess screen believes I'm still attached, while I'm not.

:)

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

In this case try:

% screen -x 2690.pts-0.localhost
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Excellent thanks! =) – RadiantHex Sep 3 '10 at 13:39
    
I'll tick it when the timer goes down :P – RadiantHex Sep 3 '10 at 13:40

Simpler would be

screen -d -r
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