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I was doing a make operation over ssh, but the connection was dropped, so rather than using ps -a | grep make, i was wondering if it was possible for a terminal window to bind what its showing to a specific process (so i can continue to see its rather vebose output)?

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Without preparations not as far as I know, when you use the command

screen

(check man page for details, and or this info), you can reconnect to a processes started earlier, very handy thing! Specially in the situation you described.

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Look at tmux instead of screen, especially if a raspi is involved; it does the same things but is much lighter and has a few advantages. Alternatively, for a single process, look at dtach, which is even lighter. –  Darael Jan 20 '13 at 21:18
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