I'm not sure what's up here.

I just switched to mac, which I'm liking but I can't seem to power detach my screen sessions

On other unix systems, I do this:

[now I'm in a screen session]
[start a process]
[type ctrl-a shift-D]

And now the session is detached but the process is still running.

Doesn't seem to be working on my new OS X system...


The default shortcut for power detach is C-a D D. From man screen, section DEFAULT KEY BINDINGS:

   C-a d
   C-a C-d     (detach)      Detach screen from this terminal.

   C-a D D     (pow_detach)  Detach and logout.

So you need to repeat the uppercase D, or customize your screen configuration.

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  • Ah - I got it. Thanks. Trying to live without screen was a pain... – mtyson May 22 '13 at 21:10

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