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July 19th, 2011, 11:09 AM
Hi Guys,

Is that possible to ssh to a box and launch a programme, say firefox, have the session disconnet when not using it and then you can reconnect to the same session again?
Its pretty much like using screen... Is that possible?



July 19th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Have a look at "ssh -X" .
You might have to change a few settings on the server if you don't have the default settings.

July 19th, 2011, 04:24 PM
ssh -X enable you to do the X forwarding, yes it will give me the programme on a local screen but once you kill that programme, you have to lauch a new programme.

What I like to do is to launch firefox remotely and then login to a website, disconnect it and then reconnect to the same session whenever I want.

Any clue?