atach is a session manager for
If all you need is detachment and attachment functionality,
overkill. Unfortunately, using
dtach requires manual management of socket
dtach sessions (sockets) for you instead.
atach [‐option ...] [session | [command [arguments ...]]
How do I create a new session?
How do I reattach to a detached session?
What if I want the session name to be different from the command name?
atach -s radio pianobar
How do I list sessions?
How do I delete a ghost session from a rare dirty dtach exit?
atach -L | grep pianobar | xargs rm
Is there more?
homebrew/atach.rb is a Homebrew formula to be installed in
compleat/atach.usage is a Compleat completion file to be installed in
zsh/_atach is a Zsh completion file to be installed
What if once in a blue moon, I need multiple windows, should I just revert to
tmux? No, there is a much simpler alternative, but more on that
later. First, a few words on
GNU Screen has not been updated for a couple of years and others are reluctant to adopt it since it has twisted spaghetti code that will make an Italian chef cringe. It is riddled with bugs and the configuration file syntax is attrocious. Most result to googling for other's dot files to copy/paste. However, it does have the advantage of being installed everywhere.
TMUX is the new kid on the block, has
great potential, and is installed by default on a few BSD derivatives. Though,
a few years old, it is still quite buggy, especially on Mac OS X. For example,
pbpaste, used to paste the contents of the clipboard to stdin, does not
work. The patch to make
pbpaste work will will result in fatal:
dispatch_imsg: imsg_read failed when executing
tmux attach-session, which
defeats the purpose of using tmux if one cannot reattach. It can also randomly
freeze and fail to exit when the subprocess exits. There are also problems with
RPROMPT in ZSH being malformed and the cursor being misplaced.
atach + dtach + dvtm = awesome
The UNIX philosophy is 'Write
programs that do one thing and do it well.', also known as, 'Keep it simple,
stupid!' dvtm (Dynamic Virtual
Terminal Manager) is a tiling window manager similar to X11 window managers for
the console. Using
dvtm is simple. One does not have to worry
about configuration files, in fact, there are none, nor does one have to worry
about the TERM environmental variable and how to get
tput colors to output
256. It just works.
atach -s evil-project dvtm
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